My daughter was immunized in gr 9 for meningitis & is...


My daughter was immunized in gr 9 for meningitis & is applying to University. One of the requirements is that she be vaccinated for bacterial meningitis Does this need to be redone


Until September 2016, grade 6 students received meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (a type of bacterial meningitis) in BC. Starting in September 2016 meningococcal quadrivalent vaccine (protects against infection from four types of meningococcal bacteria: types A, C, Y and W-135) was offered to grade 9 students. We recommend that you contact your local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse to determine what vaccine was given in school and to clarify if the vaccine meets the university's requirements. Conjugate vaccines do not usually require booster doses unless the person is medically at high risk.

Immunization Nurse