Vaccinations and registering with a health centre
Please ensure all your vaccinations are up to date for life in the UK. If you need any specific vaccines for your course, please contact your school to discuss these if you are at all unsure.
All adults in England can now book their Covid-19 jab, and we expect all new and returning students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. The booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine helps to provide maximum protection.
Students registered with a GP can book appointments at a location that is convenient to them through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119. Registering with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, but individuals can request to book appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.
Meningitis and the Men-ACWY vaccination
NHS England strongly advise that university entrants should be vaccinated with Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine before the beginning of the new academic term. The MenACWY vaccine is also routinely offered to teenagers in school Years 9 and 10, however if you have missed this you can request it from your GP. If you will be moving to Keele or the surrounding area when you begin studying with us, you will need to register at a local GP surgery. Keele Practice (Health Centre) is located on campus. Please complete online pre-registration with the Practice in plenty of time. It is essential that you register with a local GP to ensure that if there was anything to happen to you during your time at university, the local hospital can get access to your medical history. Please get this vaccine as soon as possible as the risk of contracting Meningitis increases with communal living. If you have not had the Men ACWY vaccination and will be coming on to campus, this will be available to you when you register at Keele Practice.
For more details about this vaccination, please visit the NHS website.
Find out about the signs and symptoms of meningitis here.
Moving to Keele campus or the local area?
If you will be moving to Keele or the surrounding area when you begin studying with us, you will need to register for a local GP surgery. Keele Practice (Health Centre) is located on campus. Please complete online pre-registration with the Practice in plenty of time.
Alongside MenACWY vaccinations, flu vaccinations will also be available for patients who register at the Practice.