Family, student call for ON to offer free meningitis B vaccines to postsecondary students

A family living in Ottawa is calling on the Government of Ontario to follow maritime provinces in offering vaccinations against meningitis B to postsecondary students. These calls come after Queen’s University student Megan Plamondon contracted meningitis B last November and spent 10 days in hospital battling the illness. Plamondon is one of two Queen’s students who became infected with the disease last fall. Plamondon’s mother, Marian Coke is also advocating for Ontario’s public health officials to raise awareness on campus about the disease and its symptoms.

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