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What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal disease is a rare but potentially deadly bacterial infection that may progress extremely quickly.

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Is my child protected?

Children receiving routine childhood vaccinations will have been given a vaccine at 12 months specifically for one strain of meningococcal disease.

However, this routine childhood vaccination doesn't protect against every type of meningococcal bacteria. Your child could still be at risk from other types of meningococcal disease.

To learn more, read the booklet

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When it comes to meningococcal disease, don't assume you know. Know.

True meningococcal stories

Learn from families who found out about meningococcal the hard way

Arthur's Story

The worst part? There was something I could have done.

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