Meningococcal ACYW-135 (Conjugate) Immunization Program
What is Meningococcal Disease?
Students 12 years of age and older require proof of meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccination or a valid exemption.
- Meningococcal disease is caused by several different strains of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. The bacteria can invade the body causing serious illness, like meningitis. Strain types A, C, Y, W-135 are four of the five most common strains.
- The Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine is required for school attendance.
- Students will be given one dose of the Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine at a school-based clinic.
- Students who miss their opportunity to get the vaccine in grade 7 will be offered the vaccine in school again in grade 8. Since it is required for school attendance, it is recommended they receive it in grade 7 when first offered.
Learn more about Meningococcal Disease and the Meningococcal Vaccine
For more information call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
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