ACWY Meningococcal vaccination
Program at TAFE in 2018
Wednesday November 7th – Wednesday November 14th | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Meningitis Centre Australia is offering 18 and 19 year olds ONLY to get vaccinated against the potentially deadly meningococcal disease. This FREE injection will protect these young adults from four different strains of the disease. Strains A, C, W-135 and Y. The vaccination is administered by the highly experienced immunisation team at Nurse Practitioner Clinics Australia. This is a great opportunity for you to avoid getting this disease, which has the potential to kill within 24 hours.
Where are the vaccinations taking place?
Vaccinations will be administered at the following TAFE Campuses…..
Wednesday November 7 at Rockingham TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Thursday November 8 at Thornlie TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Friday November 9 at Murdoch TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Monday November 12 at Joondalup TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Tuesday November 13 at Northbridge TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Wednesday November 14 at Leederville TAFE cafeteria 11am - 2pm
Why get vaccinated against meningococcal disease and the ACWY strains?
Meningococcal disease can be deadly and people can die or lose limbs within 24 hours. There have been recent outbreaks of the disease in Australia and Western Australia, especially with the W and Y strains. The W strain is thought to be highly aggressive and is considered deadlier than the other strains. Teenagers aged from 14 – 19 years of age are considered the biggest carriers of this bacteria because of their social engagement at festivals, parties, late nights as well as deep kissing, sharing of food and drink. The State Government is offering a free immunisation program to protect this age group from spreading the disease and building up herd immunity. This vaccine will only protect against these 4 strains and NOT meningococcal B. That is a separate range of injections. Meningococcal disease can affect any ONE, any WHERE and at any TIME
What Should I bring to the Vaccination day?
We require you to bring your Medicare Card and Photo I.D.
Who shouldn’t get the ACWY shot?
If you are currently unwell like shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling, rashes or hives to the skin, if you have serious reactions to vaccines, if you are pregnant (speak to your GP first to get permission). Taking medicines that might reduce your immune response.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
If you would like further information on the ACWY vaccine or if you have any questions please contact Meningitis Centre Australia on 1800 250 223 or email Nurse Practitioner Clinics Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rockingham TAFE||Cafeteria||Wednesday 7th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|
|Thornlie TAFE||Cafeteria||Thursday 8th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|
|Murdoch TAFE||Cafeteria||Friday 9th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|
|Joondalup TAFE||Cafeteria||Monday 12th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|
|Northbridge TAFE||Cafeteria||Tuesday 13th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|
|Leederville TAFE||Cafeteria||Wednesday 14th November 2018||11:00am – 2:00pm||Click here!|