Men-C

Men-C

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Summary:
Meningococcal group C infections are caused by the bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis. Severe infections are rare, but are very serious when they do occur. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Canadian Paediatric Society strongly recommend the meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine (Men-C) for infants, young children, teenagers, and young adults.

Audience:
General public and health professionals

Type:
Fact Sheet

Updated:
June 2007