Recently there has been increased media coverage about Meningococcal disease. To address our patients concerns and questions we provide the following information:
Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacterial infection and can lead to serious illness. vaccines.
Meningococcus infection is relatively uncommon, but it can cause serious complications. Meningococcal infections can start suddenly and become extremely serious very quickly. Five to ten percent of people with meningococcal disease will die, even despite rapid treatment.
Meningococcal infections can start suddenly and become extremely serious very quickly.
Infants and young children – particularly those aged under 2, and adolescents are the most at risk of contracting the disease. Immunisation against the Meningococcus bacteria provides the best protection and any person from 6 weeks of age can be protected against the A, B, C, W and Y strains of Meningococcal disease.
Port Melbourne Medical recommends immunisation against Meningococcal Disease.
An appointment can be made with the nursing staff from Monday to Friday for immunisations against Meningococcal B and Meningococcal A,C,W,Y strains.
If you would like any further information regarding the best way to protect your family against this disease, you can speak to either the GP’s or nurses at Port Melbourne Medical
Chriss McDonell is PMM’s Senior Nurse and has over 35 years nursing experience. Chriss is widely regarded as a nursing expert often called upon by Govt/Health Department to provide advice on nursing protocols and policies.