PEI to offer free Men-B vaccines to all PEI postsecondary students


The Government of Prince Edward Island has announced that it will expand its meningitis B vaccine program to provide access to all PEI postsecondary students, free of charge. PEI previously made the free vaccine available to students living in residence, but opted to expand the eligibility to all postsecondary students after two new meningitis B cases were diagnosed in students who were not living in residence. UPEI Health and Wellness Centre Director Marilyn Barrett said that many students are not aware of their vaccination status. “We wanted to raise awareness that Men-B is circulating out there,” said Barrett.