Ask us: Archive

There are two ways to search for questions from our archive:

  1. Click on the text links below to filter questions by category.
  2. Go to the Ask a Question page and submit a question. When you do, the site will search our archive and display similar questions and responses that have already been answered by nurses at ImmunizeBC.

The answers in the Q&A are not altered or updated after the published date.  For current information and recommendations, consult your health care provider.

Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine.  The best way for a person to find out if they have coverage is to contact their insurance provider/health plan directly. The vaccine is offered free to grade 9 students and other people at high of meningococcal disease.

Read Full Answer

[field_profile_first_name] [field_profile_last_name]

Categories:

Your son may be eligible for meningococcal vaccine for free. Please have him contact his local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse. There is a clinic in Salmon Arm but he would need to call them to find out if they have appointments available. He can find the number for public health units here.

Immunization Nurse

Read Full Answer

[field_profile_first_name] [field_profile_last_name]

Categories:

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.

Read Full Answer

[field_profile_first_name] [field_profile_last_name]

In B.C., the Meningococcal B (Men-B) Vaccine is provided free to those 2 months to 55 years of age who have been in close contact with a case of meningococcal B disease.

Read Full Answer

[field_profile_first_name] [field_profile_last_name]

Categories:

We do not have enough information to answer your question.  We recommend that you contact your immunizing health care provider (public health nurse or doctor) who can gather more information from you and make a recommendation for your daughter.  

You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.

Read Full Answer

[field_profile_first_name] [field_profile_last_name]

Categories: