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How can meningococcal disease be prevented?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

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 serotypes of meningococcal disease. Vaccination against one serotype does not provide protection against other serotypes.

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

Sources & Citations

  1. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease. Signs and symptoms. Available at (accessed 18 April 2018).
  2. Victoria State Government. Meningococcal disease. Available at (accessed 18 April 2018).

SPANZ.MENAC.18.05.0181a - Date of preparation May 2018