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    Default Meningococcal B vaccine is out today.

    It isn't on the schedule - so will cost $125 per child which is a pity. But good news they finally have a vaxx for such vile disease!

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    I'll definitely be paying for the girls to get it!

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    Spoke to my GP about this last week, definitely getting my girls done!

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    Depending on the child's age, they'll require up to 4 doses. My health fund will cover most of it, under "Pharmaceuticals" - worth checking with your insurer (if you have private cover).

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    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/85A6879534C02B4DCA257B640002F38E/$File/ATAGI-advice-bexsero.pdf

    Full advisory

    Also I think it is $125 a dose, with between 2 and 4 doses depending on age, so full cost is $250-$500 per child. Can be covered under private script provisions in Private Heath coverage. There is a helpful table in the link above that sets out how many doses needed by age group. At 9 months old my LO will only need 2 doses, so after PH will cost us $60 :-)

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    Is there an age limit on this?

    Dh and I were talking about it at dinner. I want our dd to have it but it is super expensive and it will really cut into our budget to have her done. I know that is a terrible reason but dh is a real money saver and we are doing it tight at the moment.

    What is the risk that kids get the disease?

    Regardless or how small not a risk I want to take, but need to convince dh of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabella View Post
    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/85A6879534C02B4DCA257B640002F38E/$File/ATAGI-advice-bexsero.pdf

    Full advisory

    Also I think it is $125 a dose, with between 2 and 4 doses depending on age, so full cost is $250-$500 per child. Can be covered under private script provisions in Private Heath coverage. There is a helpful table in the link above that sets out how many doses needed by age group. At 9 months old my LO will only need 2 doses, so after PH will cost us $60 :-)
    That's awesome to know it's covered under private health!!!

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    My DH is worried about getting dd such a new vaccine. I want to get it. What can I tell him cause I don't really know much about it...

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    I'm definitely going to ask our paed about getting this food my dd. Will have to do some research.

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    Certainly looking at getting this for mine. Interesting that they recommend prophylactic paracetamol with this one http://www.immunise.health.gov.au


 

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