Several vaccines against meningococcal disease are available in NSW. Consult your GP about the best option for you.

Age/group Meningococcal ACWY vaccine availability Meningococcal B vaccine availability

Infants

Childhood immunisation schedule at 12 months

Aboriginal infants only: Childhood immunisation schedule

Available privately – consult your GP

Adolescents NSW School-based Vaccination Program Available privately – consult your GP
People with certain medical conditions

Funded for some at risk groups

Available privately – consult your GP

Funded for some at risk groups

Available privately – consult your GP

People travelling internationally to certain areas Available pr​ivately – consult your GP Available privately – consult your GP
All others Available privately – consult your GP Available privately – consult your GP

National Immunisation Program

Vaccination against meningococcal disease caused by groups A, C, W and Y is provided as part of the National Immunisation Program at 1 year of age.

Vaccination against meningococcal disease caused by group B is now provided as part of the National Immunisation Program for Aboriginal infants with doses at 6 weeks, 4 months, and 12 months of age. Catch up vaccine is available for Aboriginal children under 2 years of age until 30/06/2023 (dose number is dependent on age at administration).

Meningococcal A, C, W, Y vaccine and meningococcal B vaccine is now provided as part of the National Immunisation Program for people with asplenia, hyposplenia, complement deficiency, and people being treated with eculizumab.

NSW School Vaccination Program

The NSW School Vaccination program provides free ACWY vaccine to students in year 10 in all NSW secondary schools.

To ensure all older adolescents have the opportunity to protect themselves against meningococcal disease  caused by serogroups A, C, W and Y, people aged 15-19 who are not enrolled in school, or miss vaccination at school, can access free vaccine from their GP.

Learn more about immunisation in NSW.

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Page Updated: Monday 20 July 2020
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