Meningococcal vaccination strongly recommended

by 22q Administrator

Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis (commonly known as meningococcus). In serious cases, the bacteria can infect the brain, the spinal cord, and the blood, making people very sick.

Toronto Public Health continues to monitor an increase in IMD. It recommends that individuals get vaccinated to avoid getting this disease.

  • Students typically receive the vaccine at age 1 and at school in Grade 7
  • Adults between 18 and 38 years old who have not received a meningococcal vaccine are still eligible for publicly funded vaccine in Ontario. Please check with your doctor

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