From 1 December 2019, PHARMAC widened access to meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Menactra®) for people aged 13–25 years in a close-living situation.
Who will be eligible?
- From 1 December 2019, meningococcal ACWY vaccination will be funded for individuals aged 13–25 years in their first year of living in a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison.
- There will also be a catch-up programme from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 for those aged 13–25 years who are already in one of these close-living situations.
How do eligible individuals access the vaccine?
- From 1 December 2019 those who qualify would be able to make an appointment with their primary care provider to receive the meningococcal ACWY vaccination up to 3 months before entering a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison close-living situation.
If you think you may be eligible, contact us today on 04 920 1800
For more information visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre here.