Several vaccines against meningococcal disease are available in NSW. Consult your GP about the best option for you.

Age/group Meningococcal ACWY vaccine availability Meningococcal B vaccine availability
Infants Childhood immunisation schedule at 12 months Available privately – consult your GP
Adolescents NSW School-based Vaccination Program Available privately – consult your GP
People with certain medical conditions Available privately – consult your GP Available privately – consult your GP
People travelling internationally to certain areas Available pr​ivately – consult your GP Available privately – consult your GP
All others Available privately – consult your GP Available privately – consult your GP

Australian Immunisation Program

Vaccination against meningococcal disease caused by groups A, C, W and Y is now provided as part of the Australian immunisation Program at 1 year of age.

NSW School Vaccination Program

The NSW School Vaccination program provided free ACWY vaccine to 114,000 secondary school students in years 11 and 12 in 2017, and is providing vaccine to students in years 10 and 11 in 2018.

In 2019 the NSW School Vaccination program will continue to provide free ACWY vaccine to students in year 10 in all NSW secondary schools.

People aged 15-19 in 2018 who are not enrolled in school, or miss vaccination at school, can access free vaccine from their GP.

Learn more about immunisation in NSW.

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Page Updated: Monday 6 August 2018
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