Meningitis C & MMR vaccinations available 15 & 16 September

The BU Medical Centre is offering new students, who have not yet been vaccinated against Meningitis C or MMR, a walk-in service on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 (morning only).

In order to receive the vaccination(s) you will need to take your registration paperwork to the University Medical Centre on Talbot Campus and wait to see the nurse.

If you cannot attend the walk-in sessions you can book a routine appointment by contacting the Medical Centre Reception.

Returning students: You will need to re-register with a local GP if you have registered as a permanent patient elsewhere during the summer break. If you have remained registered with the BU Medical Centre please make sure you update your contact details including address and telephone number.

There will also be a chance to talk to the medical staff at the Fresher’s Fair on the 27 September, where you can complete your registration paperwork and ask any questions.

For more information on student health visit the NHS choices website.

You are entitled to free treatment from the NHS if you are either:

  • A full time student from any country on a course for more than 6 months
  • Studying on a course of any duration which is substantially funded by the UK Government
  • From a country which is part of the European Union (EU)
  • From a country which is not from the European Union (EU) that has a bilateral agreement
  • The husband or wife of any of the above and living here whilst your wife or husband is a student
  • A dependent of any of the above: A dependent is any child under 16 or under 19 if in full time education.

Any person who is not eligible to receive free NHS treatment can receive emergency treatment from the NHS but will be charged private fees for the consultation and treatment recieved. Routine medical treatment should be sought from a private medical centre.