For a number of years, the number of people infected with meningococcal serogroup B has been much higher in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region than in other Québec regions, relative to the population. The decision to implement this vaccination campaign in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is based on experts’ recommendation due to its unique situation and to availability of a vaccine.
This meningococcal serogroup B vaccination campaign will run from May 5, 2014, to December 31, 2014. It targets individuals age 2 months to 20 years old who live or go to school in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.
Visit the page Targeted Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccination Campaign in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region to find out more.