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How can meningococcal disease be prevented?

Page last updated 24 July 2020

Vaccination is the best protection against meningococcal disease – even if you have had meningococcal disease before. This is because immunity does not necessarily last forever. 

There are different types of vaccines for the different strains of meningococcal disease. Vaccination against one strain does not provide protection against other strains.

You should speak to your healthcare professional about which vaccinations are appropriate for you.

Sources & Citations

2. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Meningococcal disease. Available at: (accessed June 2020).

3. Better Health. Victoria State Government. Meningococcal disease. Available at: (accessed June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000217 - Date of preparation July 2020