Newlands Medical Centre

Providing quality family health services, seeking to reduce inequalities

tel: 04_ 478_ 9858

after hours: 04 _384 _4944 or 04 _478_ 9858

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"Menactra" Meningococcal Vaccine available FREE to some patients

From 1 December 2019 Pharmac has made access to the Menactra vaccine FREE for people aged 13-25 years in a close-living situation.

To be eligible you must be 13-25 years of age and entering your first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence , military barracks or prisons.

There will also be a catch-up programme from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 for those patients aged 13-25 years who are already in a close-living situation.

Ideally you would be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to moving into a close-living situation.  You can receive the vaccination up to three months before entering the close-living situation.

For more information, or to have the vaccine, please make an appointment with our nurses.