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Coastal diagnosis of meningococcal disease not a reason for major concern

Acting Director of Public Health, Dr Scott McKeown, has urged people identified as in the risk age group to get the free meningococcal vaccine.

He said despite diagnosis of one case in Devonport, there appeared a slight or no risk of an outbreak at this stage, he strongly advised taking a precautionary approach.

Martin Agatyn spoke to Dr McKeown about the meningococcal diagnosis and also the recent spike in whooping cough in Devonport . . .