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.