B Part of It
There is one last chance to B Part of It! Additional clinics will run from June 16 – 30 2017. See a full list here
There is one last chance to B Part of It! Due to public demand, students who missed out have one last opportunity to participate in the study with additional clinics in metropolitan council areas running from June 16 to June 30 2017.
Students from registered schools, who were not in attendance on the day their school had a visit from the B Part of It team will be able to visit their school’s allocated immunisation provider or the Women’s and Children’s Hospital to take part.
Please see a full list of external clinics, and their available times here
B Part of It! 238 schools from across South Australia have registered for the Meningococcal B Herd Immunity Study, giving more than 60,000 students in years 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to take part and receive the Meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero®, for free.
B Part of It will roll out in stages across South Australia during 2017 and 2018, and each school that is registered will have their first visit from immunisation nurses between April and June 2017, where students will receive their first vaccination or a throat swab.
Eligible students, and their parents, must give consent to take part, and B THERE on the day the B Part of It team have their visit.
The herd immunity study will examine if the licensed and recommended Meningococcal B vaccine reduces the spread of meningococcal bacteria in teenagers. The study is being led by the University of Adelaide in partnership with SA Health and has been approved by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee.
You can learn more about the program and how to B Part of It through our FAQs and downloadable toolkits.