CAMPAIGN... Kadina’s Dwayne and Nicky Weatherspoon have been raising awareness of meningococcal disease in memory of their daughter Paige, who died in 2000, for 16 years. They were excited to hear the news babies can now be immunised against all strains after moves  at state and federal levels in recent weeks. CAMPAIGN... Kadina’s Dwayne and Nicky Weatherspoon have been raising awareness of meningococcal disease in memory of their daughter Paige, who died in 2000, for 16 years. They were excited to hear the news babies can now be immunised against all strains after moves at state and federal levels in recent weeks. PHOTO: Amie Price

Free vaccines for meningococcal

BABIES can now be vaccinated against all strains of the deadly meningococcal disease for free.

The state government an­nounced a meningococcal B vaccination program for babies and young people last week. Currently, the vaccinations cost parents up to $500.

This came just days after the new National Immunisation Program schedule came into effect incorporating an injection for meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y.

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