Menactra – Meningococcal ACWY vaccine now funded

From 1 December 2019, PHARMAC will be funding a meningococcal ACWY vaccine – Menactra -for individuals aged 13 to 25 years in close-living situations.

This means that one dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine is funded for those aged 13 years to 24 years (under 25 years) who:

  • are entering within the next three months, or are in their first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residents, military barracks or prisons;
  • In addition, from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 people already living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residents, military barracks or prisons will also have access to the vaccine.

The criteria are the following:

One dose of Menactra for personsĀ 13 to under 25 years of age who will be living in the below mentioned housing situations within the next 3 months:

  • boarding school hostel
  • university halls of residence
  • military barracks
  • prison (including controlled youth residences)

Please contact the reception team for bookings.