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Please contact your local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse regarding the consent. You will find the number here.

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Please call your local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse who can assess your son's vaccination needs. You will find the phone number 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.

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If your son was immunized at school in BC, the public health unit in the city or town he attended school in will have a record of his immunizations. You can find the contact information for public health units in BC here.  Your health care provider in Nova Scotia can review his record and tell you if he is missing any recommended vaccines. 

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No. MSP coverage is not required to receive publicly funded (free) vaccines in BC.  All of the vaccines provided as part of the school-based program in BC are publicly funded.

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