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MENINGOCOCCAL C CONJUGATE VACCINE
(e.g., Menjugate®)


What is it?

Who should receive the vaccine?

Men-C-C vaccine is part of the routine infant immunization schedule (given on or after the first birthday) and is publicly funded (free) for people who have not been immunized.

Under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, one dose of Men-C-C vaccine is required for children attending child care in Ontario unless they have a valid exemption*.

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, one dose of Men-C-C vaccine is required for children who are less than 12 years of age and attending school in Ontario unless they have a valid exemption*.

Are there side effects with the vaccine?

The most common reported side effects are:

Side effects are usually mild and last only a short time. A cold, wet compress applied to the injection site and/or acetaminophen can be used to help relieve pain, swelling, and/or mild fever after vaccination.

Severe allergic reactions after vaccination are very rare and may not be related to the vaccine. However, if you think a serious reaction is developing, seek medical attention right away. Any unusual or significant changes in your health or your child’s health after the immunization should be reported to a health care provider and the Health Department.

Who should NOT get the vaccine?

Don’t forget to update your record of protection

After you or your child receives a vaccine, update your immunization record (yellow card). For children in school or child care, please call the Health Department to update your child’s immunization record. Keep immunization records in a safe place!

*Parents must contact the Health Department if you object to immunization based on conscious or religious beliefs, or if your child cannot be immunized for medical reasons.

September 20, 2017