Vaccinate your children against meningitis, Australian parents told.

Following a surge in incidence of meningococcal disease in some parts of Australia, parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against the disease, Australian news.com has reported.

There were reported increases in incidences of meningococcal disease in Adelaide and death of a seven-year old boy in Sydney. This has prompted calls by authorities for children – who are usually a vulnerable group – to get vaccinated.

Meningitis is a deadly disease that disproportionately affects children, those with compromised immune system,  smokers and people living in crowded conditions.

You can read more about the Australian call here.