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What vaccines are available in New Zealand?
18 March 2019

Updated 21 May 2019.

To help you understand what vaccines are available in New Zealand to protect against the main forms of meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis, we have developed a simple infographic. The diagram show the vaccines used to protect against the different strains of disease and provides you with information about approximate costs. Please note, this is not to replace the advice of your doctor. For more information about the vaccines or about costs, please talk to your doctor or nurse. 


Disclaimer - The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand promotes the prevention, control and awareness of meningitis. It is not a professional medical authority. The text on this website provides general information about meningitis and septicaemia, not medical advice. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases. Please consult your doctor to discuss the information or if you are concerned someone may be ill.

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