News / 26 July 2018
In response to there being 5 cases of meningococcal disease in the Greater Hobart area over the past 12 days the Tasmanian Public Health department have announced today (26/07/18) that all Tasmanians aged between 6 weeks up to 21 years (i.e. born after 1 August 1997) will be eligible for a free meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
Vaccines supplies will be delivered to GP practices over the next few days.
Two vaccines for different age groups will be available through your GP practice.
If you are eligible for a free vaccine then please contact the practice to schedule an appointment
If you have any concerns or questions please contact to the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.
This advice will remain current until the need for an update arises based on further information from the Tasmanian Public Health department.