Men B Young Adult Catch-up Program extension

The State Government’s Meningococcal B immunisation catch-up program for young adults 17 to less than 21 years of age (at the commencement of the Program on 1 February 2019) is being extended until Saturday 29 February 2020, due to lower than expected  uptake of the vaccine in this age group.

For this age group, two doses of Bexsero® with a minimal interval of 8 weeks between doses is required to be fully immunised. If a young adult receives at least one dose of the vaccine before 29 February 2020 they will still be eligible to receive the second dose for free – even after the deadline.

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