B Part of It
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.