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    Tell him to join Meningococcal Australian on Facebook, they talk about how this is the most prominent strain at the moment - and there are a lot of personal stories of families affected by the disease. I had a quick read through and to be honest - I think I'm going to just have to find the cash somehow to get the boys done. It is such a scary disease.

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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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    [QUOTE=Wally90;

    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.[/QUOTE]

    http://www.meningitis.com.au/about_m...ningitis.phtml

    According to this quite low -

    "even if a person has been in close contact with someone who has developed meningococcal disease, the risk of developing the disease is low. "


    Apparently there were 149 cases in Australia last year ( it does not mention which strain they had )

    I wonder if this is why it's not on the schedule because its low risk?

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    Meningococcal C is on the childhood schedule, and has been responsible for a big drop in cases in Australia. The two most common strains in Australia are B & C.

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    It will be assessed to go on the schedule near the end of the year. The wheels if bureaucracy move slowly.
    Even at 150 cases a year, at a 10% fatality rate and a 20% major disability rate, I think it will be assessed as being cost effective. Also, being bacterial, and the increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, I think immunization will become more essential in the next 20 years.

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    That is a really good point, I had completely not even made the connection. 2-5 years when antibiotic resistants hits, vaccination may be our only option.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zabella View Post
    It will be assessed to go on the schedule near the end of the year. The wheels if bureaucracy move slowly.
    Even at 150 cases a year, at a 10% fatality rate and a 20% major disability rate, I think it will be assessed as being cost effective. Also, being bacterial, and the increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, I think immunization will become more essential in the next 20 years.


 

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