Archive for February 13th, 2018

Meningococcal vaccine and the risk to natural immunity

Once again we risk our natural acquired immunity as we introduce another vaccine to young babies. On February 2, the Australian government announced that the new meningococcal vaccine (Nimenrix) which covers A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY)  will be added to the National Immunization Program ahead of the next peak meningococcal season. This addition of yet another vaccine to Australia’s increasingly busy vaccination schedule reinforces the Australian government’s non-negotiable […]

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