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One disease, two vaccines: challenges in prevention of meningococcal disease

Cyra Patel, Clayton K Chiu, Frank H Beard, Nigel W Crawford and Kristine Macartney
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50567
Published online: 13 April 2020

Gaps in availability of both meningococcal ACWY and B vaccines exist for high risk groups

  • Cyra Patel1
  • Clayton K Chiu1,2
  • Frank H Beard1,2
  • Nigel W Crawford3,4
  • Kristine Macartney1,2

  • 1 National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


Acknowledgements: 

We thank Katrina Clark for her review and input into the article. The authors received no financial support specifically for the authorship and/or publication of this article. The views expressed in this article are those of the individual authors, and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Department of Health, or the National Immunisation Program. For information from the ATAGI, please see the meningococcal chapter in the Australian immunisation handbook.

Competing interests:

Cyra Patel, Clayton Chiu, Frank Beard and Kristine Macartney are employed at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, which receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for contracted work to support ATAGI. No specific funding was provided for the drafting or publication of this manuscript.

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