2017 Year 12 Students

Year 12 students in 2017 (2017 school leavers) participating in the B Part of It Meningococcal B vaccine herd immunity study: information regarding Men B vaccinations and throat swabs

Group A schools (had throat swab and Meningococcal B vaccine in 2017) – Year 12 students only

Year 12 students in 2017 (2017 school leavers) have been sent a letter and/or SMS text message containing information regarding an opportunity to have a second throat swab taken in 2018. Students will be requested to sign a consent form, complete a questionnaire and have a throat swab taken. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses with a $40.00 Coles Myer voucher upon completion of the throat swab. The swab opportunity will occur between, 01 February – 30 June 2018. For locations where the swabs are taken, please see the list here. The website will be updated as other new locations become available.

Group B schools (had throat swab only in 2017) – Year 12 students only

Year 12 students in 2017 (2017 school leaver) will be sent a letter and/or SMS text message containing information about their two doses of Men B vaccine and the opportunity to have a second throat swab. Vaccines are available from 01 February 2018. Locations where you can access the vaccine can be found here. Please ensure that you take the letter or SMS text message that contains your study identification number (ID) to the immunisation clinic, as confirmation you are due your vaccinations. Vaccines cannot be administered without either the letter or the SMS text message. Please ring or book online for a vaccine appointment.

Students are also invited to have another throat swab taken in 2018. This is voluntary. Should you wish to have another throat swab taken in 2018, you will be asked to complete a consent form, questionnaire and the throat swab. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses with a $40.00 Coles Myer voucher on completion of a throat swab and questionnaire. Not all immunisation providers are conducting the throat swab so please ensure that you check the location to confirm whether the immunisation provider will also be conducting throat swabs. The website will be updated as new locations become available. The swab opportunity will occur between 01 February – 30 June 2018.

Year 12 students in 2017 (2017 school leaver) who did not participate in the B Part of It study

Year 12 students who did not participate in the B Part of It – Meningococcal B vaccine herd immunity study, and were enrolled in a South Australian high school in 2017, are invited to have a throat swab taken in 2018. Students will need to sign a consent form, complete a questionnaire and have a throat swab taken. No meningococcal B vaccines will be offered or administered, only a throat swab and questionnaire can be completed. Students who wish to participate can visit the B Part of It tent/stands at Orientation week (‘O’ Week – week of 19th February 2018) located at the main campuses of the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia.

Alternatively the swab can be accessed by making an appointment at one of the University medical clinics listed in the hyperlink below:

Locations to receive vaccinations and/or throat swab.