I missed the meningitis vaccine in grade 9. I am 19 and went...

Question: 

I missed the meningitis vaccine in grade 9. I am 19 and went to get it today. However, I found out I only got Men-C and not the 4-in-one. I am worried about the outbreak in the Okanagon of the W strain. Can I still get the 4-in-one vaccine, after getting the Men-C vaccine? Is it safe ?

Answer: 

It is safe to receive the 4 in one but the recommended interval between any meningococcal C conjugate vaccine and meningococcal quadrivalent conjugate vaccine (4 in 1) is 4 weeks. We recommend that you speak to your immunization provider to determine if you qualify for free meningococcal quadrivalent cojugate vaccine or whether you are at risk. If you don't qualify for free vaccine, you can purchase it at most pharmacies and travel clinics.

For more  information about the outbreak in the Okanagan, please check the Interior Health website here.

Immunization Nurse