Meningococcal is a rare and deadly disease, which often strikes without warning.
Cases of Meningococcal B have been steadily rising in South Australia since the early 2000s, however the spread of the disease can be prevented by vaccination programs.
This issue was brought to Troy's attention by Mount Gambier’s Alli Schleef, whose young nephew Jordan died from the disease in 2017.
On behalf of the Justice for Jordan campaign, Troy tabled a petition with more than 4,500 signatures to State Parliament, showing the Limestone Coast community’s support for a state-wide vaccination program.
In 2018, Troy called on the State Government to implement a statewide vaccination program, to ensure all South Australians were protected against this strain.
This campaign was successful and in late 2018, young children and babies across South Australia were the first to receive free vaccinations as part of this valuable immunisation program.