My son had one Meningococcal C Conjugate vaccine last July...

Question: 

My son had one Meningococcal C Conjugate vaccine last July in Vancouver. He is 3 years old. Since he came from Japan in 2016, it was first time for him to get it. I’m wondering if he should get second vaccination this year.

Answer: 

Children who have had a dose of Meningococcal C Conjugate after the age of 1 are up to date for Meningococcal C Conjugate vaccine. Your son will be offered a dose of Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine in Grade 9. The meningococcal quadrivalent conjugate vaccine protects against infection from 4 types of meningococcal bacteria: types A, C, Y and W-135.

You will find more information about meningococcal vaccines here.

If you have more questions about vaccines, you can call your local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse. You can find the number here.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017