Does MC protect viral or bacterial meningitis. ...

Question: 

Does MC protect viral or bacterial meningitis.

Answer: 

Meningococcal C Conjugate (MCC) Vaccine protects against infection from one of the most common types of meningococcal bacteria, type C. This bacteria can cause serious and life-threatening infections including meningitis, an infection of the lining that covers the brain, and septicemia, an infection of the blood. 

Viral meningitis is caused by viruses, is more common and is not vaccine-preventable. Most people with this form of the illness get better in about 2 weeks. 

Go to HealthlinkBC to learn more about the two types of meningitis or call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse anytime.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019