Meningococcal vaccination clinics announced

Public meningococcal vaccination clinics have been confirmed for Launceston, Devonport and Burnie as part of the state’s Meningococcal ACWY Immunisation Program.

The public clinics will be held at:

  • Launceston: Albert Hall, Saturday 6 October
  • Burnie: Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Saturday 20 October
  • Devonport: Paranaple Centre, Saturday 27 October

Public Health Services will provide free meningococcal ACWY vaccine to people aged between six weeks up to 21 years (born after 1 August, 1997).

Bookings are essential and will open one week before the clinics on this website.

While the public clinics are a great chance to get a meningococcal ACWY vaccine, eligible Tasmanians should continue to get the free vaccine from a GP or pharmacist, and not wait for the clinics.

It is still important to be aware of the symptoms of meningococcal disease, such as fever, severe headache, severe muscle pain, and quickly becoming unusually unwell. Late in the illness, there can be a rash. Infants can be lethargic, floppy and feed poorly.

Anyone concerned they may have symptoms of meningococcal disease should seek emergency medical care.

For further information call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or visit our meningococcal webpage