NS funds MenB vaccine for students in residence


The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will cover the costs of the Meningitis B (MenB) vaccine for Nova Scotians deemed at high risk of contracting the disease. Starting this week, postsecondary students under age 25 who are living in dorms for the first time will be able to get both doses of the vaccine. “There’s substantive and sufficient evidence that this group and these very particular settings are at increased risk,” said NS Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Robert Strang. “So it just makes sense that we now add them to that existing high-risk policy.”

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