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Meningoccal vaccine for people aged 13–25 years going to university

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Meningoccal vaccine for people aged 13–25 years going to university

Who will be eligible?
•From 1 December 2019, meningococcal ACWY vaccination will be funded for individuals aged 13–25 years in their first year of living in a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison.
•There will also be a catch-up programme from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 for those aged 13–25 years who are already in one of these close-living situations.

Are international students eligible?
•All students aged under 18 years are eligible to receive funded vaccines as per the National Immunisation Schedule regardless of residency status.
•Students aged 18 years or older must be eligible to receive publicly funded health and disability services in New Zealand to receive funded vaccines, including meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

How do eligible individuals access the vaccine?
•From 1 December 2019 those who qualify would be able to make an appointment with their primary care provider to receive the meningococcal ACWY vaccination up to 3 months before entering a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison close-living situation.