Beginning in April 2019, meningococcal ACWY vaccines will be funded on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for teenagers aged 15-19 years. In 2017 and 2018 Victorian teenagers have been offered meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Menactra®) as part of the school based program in a state funded initiative. This change to the NIP will ensure that teenagers across the country can access protection against disease. Please refer to the announcement below from the Minister for Health for more information:

Announcement from Hon Greg Hunt MP: $52 million to deliver free meningococcal vaccine to teenagers