Meningococcal Catch Up Programme - Finishes on the 30th November 2021
There is a fully funded catch up programme of one dose for individuals aged 13-25 years who are already living in a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barrack or prison.
Are international students eligible?
- All students aged under 18 years are eligible to receive funded vaccines as per the National Immunisation Schedule regardless of residency status.
- Students aged 18 years or older must be eligible to receive publicly funded health and disability services in New Zealand to receive funded vaccines, including meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
How far in advance of moving into a close-living situation should people be vaccinated?
- Eligible individuals will be able 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. Ideally, people would be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to moving into a close-living situation.
Please phone the practice to book your catch up vaccine today.