PEI offers students in residence free meningitis vaccines


The Government of Prince Edward Island is offering free meningitis B vaccines to postsecondary students living in residence. University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College students can get the vaccines at their respective institutions, while Health PEI Public Health Nursing will administer vaccines to students who are attending postsecondary outside the province. “Post-secondary aged students living in residence are at higher risk of developing invasive meningococcal disease due to their age in combination with the number of students residing together in close quarters,” said PEI Chief Public Health Officer Dr Heather Morrison.