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Meningococcal Conjugate A, C, Y, W-135 Vaccine
Vaccines are the best way to protect against some very serious diseases. Protect against four serious types of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, Y, W-135 with this vaccine.
In Ontario, this vaccine is publicly funded for:
And is available at a cost for:
What is Meningococcal Disease?
How is Meningococcal disease spread?
This infection is usually spread by contact with the secretions from the nose and throat of an infected person. Up to 30% of the adolescent and adult population carry these bacteria in their nose and throat.
How safe is the Meningococcal vaccine?
Vaccines are among the safest of modern medicine. The only individuals who should NOT receive the vaccine are those who:
What are the side effects that I should watch for following vaccination?
Serious side effects from the vaccine are very rare (1:1,000,000). Most individuals have no problems following vaccination. Possible side effects include:
Contact your doctor if you develop any symptoms that are severe or last more than a few days. Please note that serious side effects are very unlikely to occur and the benefits of the vaccine are much greater than the risks.
If you choose to receive this vaccine today, it is required that you wait two days before donating blood.
For more information on this vaccine, contact one of the numbers below and ask to speak to a Public Health Nurse in the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program.
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