About meningococcal vaccines
- There are 2 types of meningococcal vaccines offered in the Yukon to protect against meningococcal type C infection and its complications:
- The Meningococcal C Conjugate vaccine (Men-C-C) is usually given to babies and young children to protect them against meningococcal bacteria.
- The Meningococcal Quadrivalent Conjugate vaccine (Men C- ACYW-135) protects against 4 types of meningococcal bacteria. It is given to those in Grade 9 as a booster and individuals at high risk of coming into contact with the bacteria.