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Before coming to University we also recommend you ensure that your vaccinations for other infections are up to date. Please consult your current doctor to check if you have had the vaccines below and, if you have not, arrange to receive them before coming to Durham.

If you are unable to receive any of these vaccinations before you arrive in Durham, register with a medical practice as soon as possible on arrival (see above) and seek advice about accessing vaccinations.




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Meningitis (MenACWY)

It is extremely important that all students have had a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly. Please ensure you have received the MenACWY vaccine which is highly effective in preventing illness caused by the four meningococcal strains, including the Men W strain.

For further information on meningitis please visit
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Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

In recent years there has been an increase in cases of measles and mumps in students at universities. Please check that you have had the necessary two doses of the combined MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination.

Information on the MMR vaccine
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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

You’re encouraged to make sure you are up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations, an important measure to keep our community safe.

Our Covid-19 advice and guidance
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International Student medical info

Additional advice for international students can be found here.

Covid-19 vaccine info for those vaccinated abroad Log your overseas vaccinations with the NHS