MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE CAN TAKE A LIFE IN 24 HOURS
You can help prevent it with BEXSERO.1-3
Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon but serious infection.1,2 BEXSERO is now available free on the National Immunisation Schedule for children under 5 years of age and teens and young adults in close-living.4
What is Meningococcal Disease?
Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon but serious infection. A person with meningococcal disease can develop meningitis, septicaemia (blood infection) or pneumonia. It strikes and progresses quickly — usually without warning.1,5
What is BEXSERO?
BEXSERO is a vaccine to help protect against meningococcal group B, the most common type of meningococcal disease in NZ. It is given by injection and the number of doses needed depends on the age of the person being vaccinated.3,6