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Ceduna region Meningococcal W Vaccination Program

The Ceduna region meningococcal W vaccination program is a limited time vaccination program against meningococcal serogroup W (MenW) disease that will be offered to people living in Ceduna and the surrounding areas. The program is in response to an increase in recent months of meningococcal infection caused by a particular type of the bacteria, ‘serogroup W’, in the Ceduna region.

This program will be offered free of charge to all adults and children (greater than two months of age) living in the below listed areas.

Anyone who is eligible and has not yet received their MenW vaccination is encouraged to book an appointment during the school holidays. Remind your friends, family and neighbours to get their free vaccination by the end of April.

Had your Meningococcal B and C vaccinations? You will still need your MenW

This meningococcal W vaccination is completely different to the vaccine being offered to year 10, 11 and 12 students as part of the Meningococcal B “B Part of It” study.

Children who received their meningococcal C vaccination at 12 month of age will still need to receive their meningococcal W vaccination as part of this program.

Eligibility

This program is only available to people living in the Ceduna region, specifically:

  • Ceduna
  • Thevenard
  • Denial Bay
  • Koonibba
  • Smoky Bay
  • Yalata
  • Oak Valley
  • Scotdesco
  • Penong. 

People who live outside of these areas will not be able to receive a vaccine.

Where to get your free immunisation

The vaccination is still available at certain clinics through drop ins and appointments. You can attend your most convenient clinic but please be aware that there may be a short wait for you to receive your vaccination depending on the number of people visiting the clinic at that time.

Location Opening hours Appointment required?
Ceduna GP Plus 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday
Call (08) 8626 2160 to make an appointment.
Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday
Call (08) 8626 2500 to make an appointment.
Tullawon Health Service 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday
Drop ins accepted
Oak Valley Health Service 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday
Drop ins accepted

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