Meningococcal vaccine

Question and response

Just wondering if you can provide information on community immunisation sessions for this (Meningococcal vaccine)?

The Meningococcal ACWY vaccine is available at all of our community immunisation sessions which we run at a number of locations across Monash.  

Council staff also administers the vaccine at immunisation sessions at local secondary schools.  The vaccine is only given at schools to year 10 students. 

This program has been running since April 2017 and individuals who are 15-19 years old can access the vaccine at our community sessions until December 31st 2018

This vaccine protects teenagers against this potentially deadly disease and it’s good to see the program extended.

The timetable for all our immunisation sessions is available on our website www.monash.vic.gov.au/immunisation

Issued: Wednesday 28 March 2018

To: Monash Leader

Quoting: Mayor Paul Klisaris.