Meningitis awareness week serves as a reminder that September is the start of peak season for a number of viral and bacterial infections. 

As children return to school and students to universities after an unusually lengthy absence, it is important they do so with protection against meningitis and other infections for which vaccines are already routinely and widely available. 

 I spoke to Cat Shehu at Meningitis Research Foundation about the impact that lockdown and other restrictions due to COVID 19 have had on take up of routine vaccinations and why vaccines are so vital in the fight against meningitis. 

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