School based Meningitis ACWY Vaccination Program has started.

VACCINE UPDATE

In Feb 2017 Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced the Labor Government will provide $7.1 million to deliver a one
year free school-based vaccination program for Meningococcal W for 15 to 19 year olds.

In Victoria a free, council run, school-based meningococcal ACWY vaccination program  commenced in term 2 of the 2017 school year for students in Years 10,11 and 12 or age equivalent (15 to 19 years old) and ceases on 31 December 2017.

For all young people who are not able to access the vaccine through the secondary school vaccine program and are aged 15-19 years between 18 April 2017 and 31 December 2017, Waverley GP has access to small quantities of the Vaccine available.

Please ring the clinic on 9802 8155 to check on availability.

The vaccine is free to eligible students and the consultation is bulk billed.