Vaccines provide a longer protection from meningococcal disease. Several vaccine programs are being offered so please take advantage of them.
Meningococcal ACWY Program – The meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Nimenrix ®) is provided under the National Immunisation Program and is administered at 12-months of age, through Schools IP for year 10 & adolescents 15-19 years old can receive the funded vaccine through their providers.
On October 1, 2018, the South Australian Government began providing free meningococcal B vaccines (Bexsero) to eligible children and young people, as they are at increased risk of developing meningococcal B infection.
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