Vaccinations for teenagers - Meningococcal ACWY booster age 17

Meningococcal ACWY  (Menactra/Menveo)  is given to Ontario teenagers at no cost in grade 7 .  Invasive  Meningococcal Disease (IMD) is an important cause of sudden onset bacterial blood infections (Septicemia)  leading to Meningitis , disability and death.    IMD mortality is approximately 10%.  Of  IMD survivors 10-20% have long term sequelae including hearing loss, neurologic disabilities and digit or limb amputations Teenagers  and young adults are high risk age groups for this bacterial infection.   

The Centre for Disease  control  recommends a dose of Menactra/Menveo to be given in Grade 7 and  a booster dose in Grade 12 to  boost immunity post secondary school .  We agree and recommend a second  dose of Menactra/Menveo as a booster in Grade 12.  It is not covered by OHIP and is available for a fee at our office. 

Please  call our office and book an appointment  to recieve  a Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra/Menveo) booster.

 

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