Free Meningococcal W vaccine for 15 to 19 year olds until end of Dec 17

To combat a recent rise in cases of Meningococcal W disease, the Victorian Government has introduced a free Meningococcal W vaccine, time-limited vaccine program for young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 in Victoria from 18 April 2017 until 31 December 2017.
Young people receiving the vaccine will be protected against the ‘W’ strain of the disease, as well as three other strains (‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘Y’).

Who is eligible for the free Meningococcal vaccine?
The vaccine is free to young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 of secondary school, as well as those young people not in secondary school but of an equivalent age (aged 15-19 years between 18 April 2017 and 31 December 2017).

For more information go to:

http://immunehero.health.vic.gov.au/app/uploads/2017/05/FAQs-factsheet.pdf

We encourage you to make an appointment

This Practice is encouraging all patients aged 15 to 19 at any time between 18th of April – 31st of December 2017, who have not had the Meningococal A,C,W,Y vaccine at School or who do not attend school at present to make an appointment with reception to see the nurse for a vaccine.