Recent Posts by meningitis

Five month wait for Meningococcal B-strain vaccination

SOUTH Australian families desperate to safeguard their children’s health are being forced to wait up to five months for their children to be vaccinated against the deadly meningoco ccal B disease.
The Advertiser can reveal one Adelaide pharmacy has a waiting list of 125 people wanting the Bexsero vaccine, as global demand for the drug continues...
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Meningococcal B vaccine could soon be available in Australia

A FREE vaccine for a deadly strain of meningococcal could soon be ­available in Australia following a ­decision by the ­federal government to fast-track its consideration.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered the nation’s chief medical officer consider whether vaccinations for meningococcal B strains should be placed on the taxpayer-funded schedule after it...
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Meningococcal case confirmed in North Tasmania

Doctor giving a child an intramuscular injection in arm, shallow DOF A meningococcal case has been confirmed in a child who attends the Abacus Child Care centre at Trevallyn. Public Health acting director Dr Mark Veitch said the child was receiving care in hospital. There had been three cases of invasive meningococcal disease...
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Two-Year-Old South Australian Boy Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease This is the third case in the state so far in 2017.

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