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Update for immunisation providers - Meningococcal ACWY vaccination program

February 08, 2018

There are continuing to be cases of meningococcal W and Y disease in Queensland. These strains of meningococcal disease, whilst uncommon, are particularly serious and vaccination is the best way to be protected.

As of 31 December 2017, there had been 68 cases of meningococcal disease recorded in Queensland. This case number is high compared with a five year, year-to-date mean of 37 cases.

The Queensland Department of Health is currently providing meningococcal ACWY vaccine free-of-charge through general practitioners and other community immunisation providers to anyone aged 15 to 19 years.

This program has been extended until 31 December 2018

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