Links to news items  about Meningococcal Disease 

June 2017

Information about the Meningococcal ACWY Statewide Vaccination Program  

March 2017

March 3: Dept of Health Media Statement - 5th case of meningococcal disease for 2017

February 2017

20th February: Dept of Health Media Statement about a young adult recovering from B strain

11th February : Health Minister steps in to ensure supplies of Men B vaccination

9th February : Dept of Health Media Statement (145 k) two cases of meningococcal disease.


January 2017

31st January - Department of Health Media Statement 2nd case of meningococcal in 2017

29th January -  WA Govt News - state wide free meningococcal vaccination for 15-19 year olds

29th January - WA leads the Nation with free meningococcal vaccination for teenagers ABC News Report

29th January - Perth Now - Free vaccine for 15-19 year olds in WA

5th  January -  Department of Health Media Statement First case in WA for 2017

 December 2016


12th December AMA article on Meningococcal Vaccination

11th December Sunday Times article on Vaccination by the State Government in the Goldfields

8th December Government of WA Media Release

The Sunday Times 4th December go to page 29

The West Australian 3rd December

An article from Cathy O'Leary from the West Australian on Saturday 3rd December

November 2016

30th November: WA Department of Health

30th November ABC News : Two more diagnosed with "W" Strain in WA

WA Department of Health 4th November 2016

The Western Australian article 7th November 2016

ABC News: WA Health Minister John Day on Vaccinations 27th November 2016

AAP : WA Health Minister John Day pressures Govt on Meninococcal vaccinations 27th November 2016


October 2016


ABC News : Spike in Meningococcal cases from strain most not vaccinated against







































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