My child missed the meningitis immunization last Thursday at...

Question: 

My child missed the meningitis immunization last Thursday at KAL as he was going out of town for a multi-day, sport tournament. We phoned to schedule a make up appointment ahead of time, but were told he could get it on Tuesday at school. Today he was told no shots at KAL today . Now what?

Answer: 

Over the past six months, Interior Health has seen an increasing number of cases of meningococcal disease in 15 to 19 year olds.

Interior Health will be offering immunization at public health centres for people who are not attending school or who have missed their school immunization clinic. Please check interiorhealth.ca for more details or call the public health center and ask to speak to a public health nurse. You will find the phone number here.

Immunization Nurse