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Bexsero - Meningococcus B Vaccine
Bexsero is the name given to the new vaccine and it covers around 80% of Meningococcus B strains in Australia and other parts of the World. It is not yet on the standard schedule but is recommended and can be obtained privately.
Based on their higher disease risk, 4CMenB is recommended for these groups:
For infants aged <6 months, 3 primary doses of 4CMenB plus a booster at age 12 months are recommended. Fewer doses are required for older age groups.
4CMenB may be given to infants at the same time as other infant vaccines that are given under the NIP, but must be given at a separate injection site. The 1st dose of 4CMenB may be administered as early as 6 weeks of age to align with the NIP infant schedule.
More from www.immunise.health.gov.au
The increasing demand for Bexsero across the world means that supply of the vaccine to Australia is constrained and will be unavailable until early 2017. [au.gsk.com]
The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.