‘Special risk groups’ include people with a specified medical condition associated with an increased risk of invasive meningococcal disease (see List. Specified medical conditions associated with increased risk of invasive meningococcal disease), laboratory workers at occupational risk of exposure to Neisseria meningitidis, and people aged 15–24 years who live in close quarters (such as new military recruits and students living in residential accommodation) or who are current smokers.

‘Travellers’ include people aged ≥2 months who are planning overseas travel to regions with an increased risk of exposure to meningococcal serogroups A, C, W or Y disease.

Age group

Healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Healthy non-Indigenous people

Special risk groups (including adolescent and young adult smokers and those living in close quarters; and laboratory workers)

Travellers to regions with an increased risk of exposure to MenACWY disease

6 weeks–23 months

MenB and MenACWYa

MenB and MenACWYa

MenB and MenACWYa

MenACWYa

2–4 years

MenB and MenACWY

None

MenB and MenACWY

MenACWY

5–14 years

MenB and MenACWY

None

MenB and MenACWY

MenACWY

15–19 years

MenB and MenACWY

MenB and MenACWY

MenB and MenACWY

MenACWY

≥20 years

None

None

MenB and MenACWY

MenACWY

a See brand specific recommendations

Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018