There are just two sessions left for young Bendigo people aged 15 to 19 to get a free Meningococcal W vaccine.

The free vaccine will be available at headspace Bendigo on Monday from noon to 4.30pm and November 20 from noon to 4.30pm.

You don't need to make an appointment, just turn up!

More than 30 young people took the opportunity to get the free vaccine during sessions at headspace Bendigo on September 18 and October 5 - should you follow?

The free vaccine has been made available to protect against a recent rise in Meningococcal W cases.

It's important to note this vaccine is different to the Meningococcal C vaccine given to 12 month olds.

Meningococcal bacteria live in the back of the throat and are passed through intimate contact such as kissing.

The disease can progress quickly and lead to death or permanent disability.

The free vaccine sessions are delivered with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo.

headspace Bendigo can be found at 78-80 Pall Mall or call 5434 5345 for more information.