FREE Community Meningococcal Vaccination:

An outbreak of meningococcal disease primarily affecting young Aboriginal children living in central Australia, has escalated rapidly. To prevent cases of meningococcal Spinifex Health, offer a free vaccination to all community members both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal aged 2 months and over. It is highly recommended that all community members and staff are vaccinated. There are two type of vaccines Menveo® for persons under 12 months and NIMENRIX® for persons 12 months and over.

Babies and young children may experience irritability, have difficulty waking, bulging fontanelle, rapid or laboured breathing, refusal to walk/limping, a high-pitched cry or decreased oral intake.  

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please seek medical help.

  • Fever.

  • Headache or neck stiffness

  • Drowsiness or confusion

  • Joint pain

  • Rash of purple spots

  • Dislike of bright lights

  • Vomiting

If you are unsure if you or anyone else has been vaccinated please speak to a clinic staff member