Free Meningococcal Vaccine for Higher Risk People

Kardinia HealthNews

Free Menactra (quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine) is available for those in our population (men who have sex with men & Indigenous people) at high risk of contracting meningococcal disease. The free vaccine is available until 31st December 2018.

As these two populations are also at a greater risk of contracting Hepatitis A & B it is strongly advised to test for these viral infections as well. Hep B immunisation is free from the Victoria Government for MSM & ATSI whose tests don’t show immunity.

Make an appointment with your GP or sexual health nurse to discuss this further: contact us via phone or book online now.

More information here: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation/adults/meningococcal-acwy-vaccine-gbm-msm