Free Meningococcal vaccine for young people aged 15 to 19 years old

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services asks for GOTAFE’s support in raising awareness of the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine by encouraging our students aged 15-19 or staff with children aged 15-19 to get the vaccine whilst it is still free, before 31 December 2017.

GOTAFE would like to encourage our students aged between 15 and 19 years of age to get the free vaccine

In recent years the Meningococcal W strain has increased drastically across Australia, with Victoria experiencing 52 cases already in 2017, compared to one in 2013.

GOTAFE will post the informaiton on our social channels, website and other channels including on campus for students and staff so we can assist in preventing this life-threatening disease.

See below for the contents of the e-kit which includes frequently asked questions, key messages of the campaign and printable posters for your use.

Meningococcal Vaccine free for 15 to 19 year olds_fact sheet.pdf

Meningococcal Vaccine free for 15 to 19 year olds_poster for GOTAFE.pdf

From 18 April 2017 until 31 December 2017 immunisation providers (GPs and local councils) in Victoria can offer a free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to young people aged 15 to 19 years old. The Victorian Government is funding this program to interrupt the spread of the disease.