Free Meningococcal Immunisation is Ending 31/12/2019

Meningococcal B immunisation

A childhood catch-up program will be available for those from 12 months to less than 4 years of age. The childhood catch-up program will be available for those from 12 months to less than 4 years of age (at the commencement of the program). The childhood catch-up program will end 31 December 2019.

The adolescent/young person’s program will commence 1 February 2019. Students in Years 10 and 11 will be offered vaccination during 2019 through the School Immunisation Program, with an ongoing school program to offer vaccination to Year 10 students. The Year 11 catch-up program will end 31 December 2019.

A catch-up program will be available for those aged 17 to less than 21 years of age (at the commencement of the program). Vaccines can be accessed from most immunisation providers. This catch-up program will end 31 December 2019.

The meningococcal ACWY vaccine

The meningococcal ACWY vaccine is also offered through the Schools Immunisation Program in Year 10. Adolescents aged 15 to 19 years of age, who have not already received the vaccine in school, will be able to receive the vaccine through a GP based catch-up program.

If you (or your child) have not yet had free immunization, please contact our surgery for further details.