Quadrivalent meningococcal vax added to national schedule

NEWS


The 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 announced it will fund