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Free Meningococcal Vaccines - Parents of children aged 1-4years

 

On 23rd January 2018, WA Health introduced a program to provide free meningococcal catch-up vaccines for all children aged 12 months to less than 5 years.

This vaccine program was initiated because of the rising number of meningococcal infections in WA.

Parents of age-eligible children should not delay because the WA catch-up vaccination program is time limited and will end 31 December 2018.

These vaccines are safe to administer at the same time as other scheduled childhood vaccines and are available through their child’s regular immunisation provider.

Further information is available at http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/J_M/Meningococcal-vaccine