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School-Based Meningococcal W Vaccine

NSW will be implementing a meningococcal school-based vaccination program targeting Year 11 and 12 students in secondary schools from Term 2 (1 May 2017). This is in response to the emergence of meningococcal W as a significant cause of invasive meningococcal disease in Australia in 2016. Evidence suggests that this strain of the disease is more severe than other types.

For more information, refer to the NSW Health update details or website.


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