Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria and how it’s spread, common symptoms and when to seek medical attention.
Free meningococcal vaccine to help protect Australian teenagers
More than 1 million teenagers will get a free meningococcal vaccine over the next 4 years, once it's added to the National Immunisation Schedule in April 2019.
Trusted information about meningococcal infections from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on meningococcal vaccines.
Immunisation for your child
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. Discover more about childhood vaccinations.
Meningitis can be a life-threatening illness requiring urgent medical treatment. Learn more about meningitis, including the common symptoms.
Learn about why vaccinations are important before you travel.
Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?
What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination?