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- Wash your hands regularly
- Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow
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Vaccination against meningococcal disease
What is meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is caused by multiple types of meningococcus. These bacteria can cause meningitis or blood poisoning. The death rate in case of illness caused by meningococcal infection is relatively high.
In July 2018, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport decided to offer all young people born between 1 January 2001 and 1 May 2004 a meningococcal ACWY vaccination. It is the intention that by the end of 2019 all these young people will be vaccinated.
With this decision, the State Secretary wants to counteract the steady increase in infections with meningococcal type W.
Why is now being vaccinated against meningococci ACWY?
Since October 2015, the number of patients with meningococcal disease has increased in the Netherlands. The disease is most common in young children, teenagers and people over 65. Although the chance of contracting meningococcal disease W is very small, it is important to prevent a further increase in the number of illnesses. That is why this vaccination is now being introduced. There is no vaccine against only type W, therefore vaccinated with MenACWY vaccine. This vaccination offers protection for teenagers for at least 5 years.
How do you get meningococcal disease?
You can carry the bacteria with you without being ill yourself. This carrier usually takes a few months.
You can infect someone other than by coughing, sneezing or kissing.
Who will be offered the vaccination?
Toddlers aged 14 months.
Teenagers who turn 14 between 1 May and 31 December 2018 receive an invitation in the autumn.
Toddlers who become 14 months in 2019.
Teenagers who turn 14 in 2019 receive an invitation in the spring.
All young people born between 1 January 2001 and 1 May 2004 (approximately 650,000) will receive an invitation in the first half of the year.
This is a one-off call.
Where can children who are not currently vaccinated by the Youth Health Care go for vaccination?
Children in other age groups than mentioned above are currently not receiving an invitation for a vaccination. These children have very little risk of the disease.
If parents still want to have their child vaccinated, they can go to the Passenger Advice and Vaccination Office of the GGD or to a vaccination center. They can make an appointment online here. They can also discuss this with the GP.
The vaccination is then not free. The vaccine usually has to be paid by yourself, depending on the health insurer and its own care package. The vaccine costs about 60 euros via the pharmacy and is available on a limited basis. Some additional insurance policies compensate vaccinations.
More information about MenACWY vaccination for parents
Parents can contact the local Youth Health Care with questions.
Website for parents and young people specifically for this vaccination: deelditnietmetjevrienden.nl
For more information about this bacterium see the website of the RIVM, www.rivm.nl