Men ACWY for infants makes it onto national immunisation schedule
A new quadrivalent vaccine for meningococcal ACWY strains will be available to GPs later this year as the Federal Government moves to stop deaths from the disease.
It follows a recommendation from the PBAC that Nimenrix should be included in the National Immunisation Program for infants aged 12 months.
The vaccine will replace the current Men C vaccine.
The move comes amid a growing row over alleged holes in the immunisation program that is forcing states to fund their own programs.
The WA government has already