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Free Meningococcal vaccination for students

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Free Meningococcal
vaccination for students
Published 13 June 2017
Senior school students within the City of Playford can receive free Meningococcal B protection as part of an SA Health and University of Adelaide study.

Senior school students within the City of Playford can receive free Meningococcal B protection as part of an SA Health and University of Adelaide study.

The City of Playford is offering catch-up access to the Meningococcal B study, named B Part Of It, to all local students who may have missed the opportunity during previous school visits.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said all students should take advantage of the vaccination opportunity.Students in year 10 to 12 from Hope Christian College, Craigmore High School, Adelaide North Special School, Playford International College, Kaurna Plains School, Mark Oliphant School, St Columba College, Pinnacle College, Trinity College Gawler River, Trinity College Blakeview, St Patrick's Technical College and Garden College can all participate in the study.

“We’re happy to work with Adelaide University for this trial, which provides an opportunity to be part of a state-wide Meningococcal swab and vaccination program,” Mayor Docherty said.

“This is an insidious and deadly disease and I encourage parents and caregivers to have their high school children who’re attending year 10 to 12 to participate in the program.

“As a community we want to see as many children as possible and the wider community protected against MenB.”The clinics will be held at: GP Plus Elizabeth (9:30am to midday)

Monday, 19 and 26 June

Friday 16, 23 and 30 June

Women's & Children's Hospital (4pm to 7pm)

Friday, 23 June

Monday, 26 June

Tuesday, 27 June

Friday, 30 June

The study will close on 30 June, so these sessions will be the last chance to participate, with students receiving either a throat swab or a throat swab and vaccine (depending upon the study group in which their school features).

A parent or caregiver must attend with each vaccination recipient, otherwise the student will not be allowed to participate.

For further information, contact the City of Playford (8256 0333).

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