New - Meningococcal B vaccine is now available in South Australia
02 Dec 2018
On October 1, 2018, the state government funded Meningococcal B Immunisation Program commenced in South Australia.
The Meningococcal B (MenB) Immunisation Program will provide free meningococcal B vaccines to children and young people who are residents of South Australia and have a Medicare card.
Who is eligible for the Meningococcal B Immunisation Program?
- The childhood program is offered to those aged 6 weeks to 12 months of age and commences 1 October 2018. A childhood catch-up program will be available for those from 12 months to less than 4 years of age. The childhood catch-up program will end 31 December 2019.
- The adolescent/young person’s program will commence 1 February 2019. It is proposed that students in Years 10 and 11 will be offered vaccination during 2019 through the School Immunisation Program, with an ongoing school program to offer vaccination to Year 10 students.
- A catch-up program will be available for those aged 17 to less than 21 years of age who are encouraged to access the vaccine from their usual immunisation provider. This catch-up program will end 31 December 2019.
For more information about whether your child is eligible for this free immunisation and how to access it, visit the SA Health website.