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Meningococcal vaccine free for some young people - Waikato DHB

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The meningococcal A, C, W, Y vaccine is now available free for young people in close living situations.

The vaccination will be funded for an estimated 35,000 people, aged between 13 and 25, who live in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks and prisons. After the first year of funding, free vaccinations will only be available to people entering their first year of living in such institutions, which PHARMAC estimates is about 8,000 young people per year.

Access to the vaccine will be through the person’s GP.

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