Immunization toolkit: meningitis resources
Meningitis vaccines offer life-saving protection for the ones you love. The pandemic and disruptions in healthcare across the world means millions of those most vulnerable to meningitis may have missed out on crucial vaccinations.
Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) coordinates World Immunization Week (24-30th April 2023), a campaign that aims to protect communities worldwide from vaccine-preventable diseases. To commemorate the week, we launched a suite of meningitis-specific resources relating to immunization that can be used all year.
We’re calling on everyone to play a role and make 2023 the year of catching-up on meningitis vaccines. Take action now by sharing this page on social media.
Here you will find resources that you can use on social media to raise awareness of meningitis, the importance of prevention, and the ways in which meningitis vaccines have already changed the world. There are versions available in English, French and Spanish for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
FR: Jouer un rôle et faire 2023 l'année de rattrapage sur les vaccins à la méningite. Utilisez les ressources gratuites pour les médias sociaux ci-dessous, tous disponibles en français.
ES: Juega un papel y haga de 2023 el año de ponerse al día con las vacunas de meningitis. Use los recursos gratuitos para las redes sociales a continuación, todos disponibles en español.
Not only do meningitis vaccines protect young people as they make their way in the world, they offer the chance to never miss a moment and a shot a longer life.
Allow everyone to experience those firsts
– first steps, first words and more.
Encourage healthy ageing.
Let dreams become reality.
Get more involved
Are you interested in raising awareness of the risks of meningitis and of the importance of prevention? Interested in joining a supportive global network of advocates and organisations working to #DefeatMeningitis? Consider becoming a CoMO member.
For more information:
About the WHO’s campaign.
About preventing meningitis, head to our Frequently Asked Questions page.
About the long-term effects of meningitis, Meningitis Research Foundation’s information on after-effects including downloadable resources.
On accessing emotional support after personal experience with meningitis.
On meningitis advocacy around the world, sign up to receive quarterly email updates.
Sign up to the Meningitis Research Foundation’s monthly emails on how we are working to defeat meningitis, with news on the latest science, meningitis vaccines, and health policy developments.
Every year, World Meningitis Day brings together people from all over the world to highlight the need to raise awareness of meningitis, its signs and symptoms, the vaccines that are available, and that it is an infection that needs global attention and effort to be defeated.
Meningitis Research Foundation is an international charity which began in the UK in 1989. We’ve been working to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever they exist for over 30 years. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (CoMO) is our global network of patient groups, meningitis advocates, and health professionals. They work to reduce the incidence and impact of meningitis in more than 40 countries.