The Federal Government announces a $52 million dollar adolescents vaccination program for Meningocococcal ACWY strains

From April for next year adolescents aged between 14 and 19 will be able to access a free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine through a school program for 14-16 yr old and with GP’s for 17-19 yr olds.

This vaccination will help to protect the lives of vulnerable teens as well as helping to protect the community through heard immunity.

Please see Minister Hunts statement below.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2018-hunt128.htm

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