Is there a case to subsidise the ACWY vaccine nationally?

The death of a Victorian teenager has put the discussion back on the agenda

The death of a Ballarat teenager from meningococcal W strain has prompted calls to broaden the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to include the quadrivalent ACWY vaccine for 15- to 19-year-olds.

Meanwhile, some states are opting to fund their own short-term free vaccination programs.