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Meningococcal W

Meningococcal W can cause death in 1 in 10 cases and older teenagers are more likely to carry and transmit it. Tasmanian older teenagers are eligible for a FREE Meningococcal W vaccination.

Who is eligible for a free vaccination:

If you were born between 1 August 1997 and 30 April 2003 and have not received your vaccine you can still get a free vaccine through General Practitioners and some council clinics. You only need one dose.

If you are not eligible for a free vaccination:

People who are not eligible for a free vaccination who wish to protect themselves against meningococcal W disease can access the vaccine privately through their GP.

More information:

Go to www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/menwinfo for more info about Meningococcal W and the immunisation.

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