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    Default Will you get the meningococcal B vaccine for your child?

    https://ama.com.au/gpnn/meningococca...cine-available

    I'm seriously considering this. My ds would need 2 doses. I think it's well worth the $250 for peace of mind, but I think it should be put on the schedule. Anyone done it yet or considering it?

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    I haven't done it yet but my doctor has ordered the vaccine for my girls, just waiting for it to come in!

    As soon as I heard about it, I discussed with my GP who is 100% for it too, his kids have already been done. I brought it up with a family member the other week (who is pro vaccine) and she is of the thought "if it's not on the schedule don't bother" which makes me wonder if a lot of people will look at it this way? Especially given the cost.

    For those who are doing it, my GP said some health funds do cover it (depending on your level of cover) so worth looking into it!

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    I hadn't heard of this, thanks for posting. It should be on the schedule really! Shame that only those who can afford it will be able to get it. Would be well worth it if it prevents a terrible illness. But the cost will prevent many kids accessing it.
    I'm trying to remember if my first child had this one done in the UK where he lived til 10 months old, will check his book! Dd will definitely need it if I can find the money

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    Hmm... I WANT to, but I don't know that we will due to the cost. Still considering.

    There are a few other vaccines I'd like to get, for us and for DD. One is the flu vaccine yearly (I get this for work), and there was another which I've forgotten now. I wish they were on the schedule so that I didn't have to make the decision based on cost.

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    I would love to get it for my girls, I might have to wait for the price to go down or for it to get added to the schedule

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    Heard on the news tonight that a 2 yo died of it yesterday and there is an outbreak at Duntroon (I live in Canberra). Really want to get it done now because now I know about it if anything happened I would never forgive myself. Money is a big factor yes, it's tough, but again I would never forgive myself for basing the decision on money if the worst happened. DH said just get it done. 2 kids, 4 doses= $500

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    Yep will ring doctors tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Heard on the news tonight that a 2 yo died of it yesterday and there is an outbreak at Duntroon (I live in Canberra). Really want to get it done now because now I know about it if anything happened I would never forgive myself. Money is a big factor yes, it's tough, but again I would never forgive myself for basing the decision on money if the worst happened. DH said just get it done. 2 kids, 4 doses= $500
    Im in the same mindset but sadly we just cant afford it why isn't it on the schedule yet it should be especially for low income earners

    Me + DP 01.03.2010 = DD 22.02.2011 + DS 20.01.2014 = <3

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    The cost is going to be a huge determining factor for so many people it's really sad.

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    Would love to get it done but cannot afford it for both kids .
    I might use my tax (if I get any back) for it.

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