Protecting kids

Western Australia is offering free meningococcal vaccines to young children.

This is after six deaths from the disease were reported last year, a total of 46 cases with the highest rate among children aged five and under.

Desiree Scofield whose son, Robbie, had all four limbs amputated after contracting meningococcal B at five-and-a-half months old.  She said, “No child should be dying from a vaccine-preventable disease in Australia in this day and age.”

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