Meningococcal

Meningococcal disease is a very serious disease that can lead to brain infection (meningitis) or blood infection (septicemia). Symptoms of meningitis include fever, change in behaviour, loss of appetite, vomiting, sore muscles and joints, and stiff neck. Some people have seizures, convulsions or skin rashes. Those who have blood infections may suffer from fever, headaches, body aches, and red spotted skin rashes. The meningococcal bacteria can be found in the nose or throat of healthy children, teenagers and adults. You become infected from direct contact with an infected person. Individuals at risk of meningococcal infection include those:  with functional or anatomic asplenia (including sickle cell disease), with certain genetic risk factors, exposed to an infected person, with a respiratory tract infection
with a recent influenza infection, living in crowded housing with HIV.

Check out our resources on meningococcal immunization and share with your network!


Meningococcal Pocket Guide for Immunizers

Pocket Guide for Immunizers: Meningococcal Vaccination

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Pocket Guide for Immunizers: Meningococcal Vaccination

The purpose of this pocket guide is to serve as a tool for health care providers to learn more about meningococcal vaccines, enabling them to make strong recommendations to their patients. 

This pocket guide references recommendations from Immunize Canada's team of experts and recommendation made in the Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Meningococcal Vaccine from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

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Meningococcal Vaccine Charts 

Ages and school grades in which meningococcal conjugate C (Men-C-C) vaccines are routinely administered, in each province and territory

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Ages and school grades in which meningococcal conjugate C (Men-C-C) vaccines are routinely administered, in each province and territory

School grades in which meningococcal conjugate ACYW (Men-C-ACYW)
vaccines are routinely administered, in each province and territory

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School grades in which meningococcal conjugate ACYW (Men-C-ACYW) vaccines are routinely administered, in each province and territory

Meningococcal Vaccine Factsheets and Infographics 

Meningococcal Disease in Teens and Young Adults

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Meningococcal Disease in Teens and Young Adults - infographic

Stop the Spread of Meningococcal Disease

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Stop the Spread of Meningococcal Disease - factsheet

 

Meningococcal Vaccine Videos

Andrea and Chloe’s story: Speak to your doctor about getting protected against meningitis B

Andrea’s story: Talk to your doctor about getting protected against meningitis B

 

Kate | Talk to your health care provider about the vaccines you need to stay healthy

Kate’s Meningitis Story: The Importance of Protecting Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

 

Michael’s Legacy: Preventing meningitis tragedy through immunization

A family’s journey with meningococcal disease: Why vaccination is so important

 

Stop the Spread of Meningococcal Disease

 

 

Meningococcal Vaccine TikTok Videos

Andrea's story: Talk to your healthcare professional about the meningococcal B vaccine

Dr. Vivien Brown: We need to protect our loved ones against meningitis B

The basics of meningococcal disease | short video

Let's go over meningococcal disease in children | short video

Meningococcal disease: Why are teens and young adults at higher risk for catching it? | short video

 

Meningococcal Vaccine Posters

Protect your child from meningococcal disease

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Protect your child from meningococcal disease

Protect yourself from meningococcal disease

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Protect yourself from meningococcal disease

 I almost lost my life to meningitis B. Now, we’re raising awareness to save others.

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National Immunization Awareness Week 2023 poster 1

Meningococcal Vaccine Posters | Spread the word: immunization against meningococcal B

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Meningococcal Vaccine Social Media Images | Protecting Adolescents and Young Adults 

Protecting Adolescents and Young Adults from Meningococcal Disease

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Meningococcal Vaccine Social Media Images | Spread the word: immunization against meningococcal B

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Meningococcal Vaccine Social Media Images: Myth-busting Mondays

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Meningococcal Vaccine Social Media Images: Throwback Thursdays

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Last Updated: 27 May 2024