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August 28th, 2014

New Men B Vaccine Application for Government Funding Unsuccessful

Meningococcal Australia is disappointed by the recent decision by the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee not to fund the Meningococcal B vaccine. This decision means…

http://meningococcal.org.au/new-men-b-vaccine-application-for-government-funding-unsuccessful

 


June 16th, 2014

Know, Check, Act

A new information animation released by Meningococcal Australia ahead of peak season to help increase community awareness and understanding about meningococcal disease.

 


March 5th, 2014

New vaccine for Meningococcal B

Meningococcal Australia is very pleased to see the launch of the new vaccine for meningococcal B disease.

http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/meningococcal-vaccine-approved-for-use/x9cdalb?cpkey=557e026e-f359-4bba-bbeb-6b02d00317cb%257c%257c%257c%257c

 


September 2nd, 2013

Meningococcal Awareness Week – Aug 26 – 31, 2013

Meningococcal Australia has been this past week working to raise awareness of meningococcal disease within the community... http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbeing/what-you-need-to-know-about-meningococcal/ http://www.mamamia.com.au/mamamia-cares/mamamia-cares-meningococcal-awareness-week-a-heartbreaking-tale/

 


August 30th, 2013

Meningococcal B Strain Vaccine

News segment featuring recently approved Meningococcal B Strain vaccine. Not yet available in Australia, but TGA approval is a significant step towards reducing the number of cases once the vaccine is available.

 


June 26th, 2013

Meningococcal Australia

Meningococcal Australia is calling on parents to check their child’s vaccinations are up to date and in line with the expanded ‘fully immunised’ criteria ahead of the 1 July changeover [...]

http://meningococcal.org.au/meningococcal-australia-meningitis-jabs-now-needed-to-be-considered-fully-immunised-from-july-1

 


June 20th, 2013

Australian Medical Association (NSW) “AMA (NSW) President: New vaccine laws will improve vaccination rates”

AMA (NSW) President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, and the NSW Government should be congratulated on the new vaccination laws [...]

http://amansw.com.au/news/articles/new-vaccine-laws-will-improve-vaccination-rates/

 


May 6th, 2013

Australian Government “Information about meningococcal disease immunisation funded under the Immunise Australia Program”

Meningococcal disease is caused by a number of different strains of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The bacterium is commonly found in the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat and windpipe) of people and is spread between people through infected droplets in the air. The disease can cause [...]

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-meningococcal

 


April 27th, 2013

ABC News “AMA warns of meningococcal risks in WA”

The Australian Medical Association has warned the life threatening meningococcal disease can strike anyone. The warning follows the ninth diagnosed case in Western Australia so far this year [...]

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-27/ama-warns-of-meningococcal-risks/4655148

 


February 12th, 2013

ABC News “Vaccine set to boost meningococcal fight”

Researchers are testing a vaccine against the most common strain of meningococcal disease. The Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital will evaluate its safety for adults and adolescents [...]

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-12/vaccine-set-to-boost-meningococcal-fight/4513492

 


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