A young girl has been discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital after contracting the state's third case of meningococcal this year.
The 3-year-old from Spreyton in the north-west was diagnosed with the B strain of the potentially deadly disease last week - the type not covered by Tasmania's free meningococcal vaccination program.
The State Government maintains it's waiting on health advice before the B vaccine is made free, despite coming under increasing pressure to take action.
It currently costs about $125 via a private prescription.
Last year, there were five cases of W strain, two cases of Y strain and four cases of B strain.