NSW is continuing to implement a meningococcal ACWY school-based vaccination program that will provide protection against meningococcal serogroups A, C and Y as well as W. 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.

In 2018 the program is being offered to students in Years 10 and 11 in all secondary schools in NSW.

Page Updated: Friday 16 February 2018