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Meningococcal Vaccination

Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (also known as meningococcal bacteria).

Meningococcal disease commonly appears as an infection of the blood or an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The infection can develop quickly and can cause serious illness, lasting damage and death, therefore early diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics is vital.

Immunisation is the best protection against meningococcal disease.

Please note: The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program provides a free meningococcal vaccine to infants at 12 months of age.

The vaccine will cover the meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y. It is recommended that you speak with your Chemist King pharmacist or doctor prior to your appointment.

General information only. This information does not replace the information provided by your healthcare professional. Information current as at date of publishing. Report any errors to

Visit your local Chemist King Store and speak to our pharmacist instore today - Charges apply, walk-in’s welcome.

Available at all Chemist King Discount Pharmacies. You may be charged a professional service fee for the consultation. Not all pharmacies are eligible to supply NIP vaccines. We may be required to collect and provide your personal information to a third party for the purpose of vaccine administration in accordance with Australian regulations and our Privacy Policy.

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