Bereaved family urges students to get meningitis jab
A family from Guernsey is urging young people to make sure they have been vaccinated for meningitis.
The States is also advising students to make sure they are fully vaccinated before they go away to university.
Parents Samantha and Joe Gray lost their son Joe to meningitis in 2018 and want to raise awareness about its dangers.
Mr Gray said students suffering the symptoms should be alert to meningitis and get help as soon as possible.
He said the family wanted to appeal to students in halls of residence in particular.
"The time factor involved is so critical," said Mr Gray.
"It's for them to recognise themselves, if they're on their own, when they have a severe, severe headache that makes them feel sick - get help straight away."