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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
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.
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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
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
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