If you are concerned that you or someone you know has meningococcal disease, see a doctor, call 000 or go to your nearest Emergency Department immediately.
Read the meningococcal disease fact sheet
Meningococcal disease has many symptoms, some of which can be similar to other illnesses. Act fast, don't wait for the rash.
Several vaccines against meningococcal disease are available in NSW. Learn about the vaccines available for different age groups.
Meningococcal bacteria are passed from person to person, in the secretions from the back of the nose and throat.
Meningococcal disease occurs most often in late winter and spring. Early treatment is vital.
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