My GP got stock in last week. My two kids had their vaccinations yesterday by the nurse at the GP. My little one is 16 months and had a meningococcal scare earlier in the year, which was totally terrifying. I just feel so much better knowing they will have some protection. They are the type of kids who catch everything.
It is going to cost us $600 for them to both be vaccinated with the two shots each.
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05-11-2016 19:44 #11Senior Member
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06-11-2016 05:46 #12
The Ex & I saved up to have DD vaccinated. We started when she was 8 wks old. I researched prior to her birth and knew this vaccination wasn't on the National Immunisation Program Schedule..only the C strain was and still is at this point in time.
However...the risk factors for children contracting it (such as age for eg) haven't changed & as evidenced from this poor boy's death..this particular strain is out there (Globally there are 13 strains of meningococcal disease, the most common being A, B, C, W135 and Y. The two most common strains of meningococcal disease in Australia are B and C. ).
When I was pregnant with DD I found there wasn't a lot of information/education about the Bexsero vaccination & it seems like not a lot has changed. IMO....Parents,especially Parents to be need more education about this vaccination from their GP's ,OB's, Midwives so they've got fair warning that it's not on the National Immunisation Program Schedule (yet as I believe it will be eventually) It will also give those parents to be who need time to save up to have their child/children immunised an opportunity to do/plan that.
It would also save the "panic vaccinating" that happens whenever tragic deaths like this little boy's occur.
Yes...I'm very grateful DD's completed the full Bexsero course in light of the shortages that are occuring at present.
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06-11-2016 08:28 #13
I know next to nothing about meningococcal. what a sad story, that poor little boy and his family.
I'm going to do some googling on this as I know nothing about how it's spread, the symptoms etc. I wasn't even aware there is more than 1 strain.
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*trigger warning* meningococcal death
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06-11-2016 23:17 #18
Bexsero is slowly coming back into stock now...if you gave a script ring around (tip - ring a travel medicine practice, they buy private vaccines in large volumes and have fast/first access to available stock 😉. Because of the cost of Bexsero and short expiry dates clinics/pharmacies don't like holding much stock).
In WA Men B has been prevalent, but interestingly Men W has made a suprising appearance, including deaths. My practice is selling a lot of the meningitis vax that cover A,C, W and Y (menactra/menveo) to families of young child and teens. For a cost perspective it is much cheaper than Bexsero, but doesn't cover Men B unfortunately. I will be vaxxing my 13yo DD with Menactra this week.
11-11-2016 07:19 #19
Can anyone please tell me which strains are included in the vaccine for Bub?
Which aren't included? And what are the vaccines called that I would need to hunt down to vaccinate Bub against all strains?
When can bub have their first vaccination?
Sorry for all the questions, Bub due in 2 weeks and was reading this the other day and it was in the back of my mind, however my best friends 4 month old has just been put on life support overnight with meningococcal so I'm anxious.
11-11-2016 07:50 #20Senior Member
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Meningococcal C is the one strain which is covered by the gov. funded vaccine. It is given at 12 months per the national immunisation schedule.
In SA meningococcal B is the prevalent strain, & i think in WA it is meningococcal W.
There is a vaccination for Men-B and a mixed vaccination for 3 or 4 strains - including W.
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