ABOUT US

Welcome to MeningitisBC.org - We are parents who have lost our children from a strain of meningitis which was preventable.  It was our belief that our children were protected against meningitis only to learn after their death that there are other strains of this disease and a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine against serogroups A, C, Y & W-135 (MCV4) which would have protected them.

Please don’t be tormented by the echo that we hear at night,“If only we had known…”.  We created this website to provide a wealth of information with the opportunity to prevent another death or disability due to this deadly disease in British Columbia.

Our goals include:

  • To educate, create awareness, and inform Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and University Students about this deadly disease and the prevention by vaccination that has been implemented in 8 other Provinces in Canada.
  • Lobby the B. C. Government to implement the MCV4 and 4CMenB vaccines in our public immunization program.
  • Support meningitis awareness and promote the MCV4 and 4CMenB vaccines in BC universities and colleges.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to Dr. Ronald Gold, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Advisor, Menningitis Research Foundation of Canada for the medical expertise and support we received.

Upcoming Clinics in Kitimat

Meningitisbc.org is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring Meningitis Vaccine Clinics for two (2) types of meningitis vaccines: BEXSERO® (Men-B) and MENVEO™ (Strains A, C, W-135 & Y) for 2018 graduating students, in the Mount Elizabeth Middle/Senior Secondary School cafeteria on the following dates:

 MCV4 (A, C, W-135 & Y) – MENVEO™                  Thursday, December 14th  2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

1st Dose of (4CMenB) – BEXSERO®                   Thursday, January 11th   2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

2nd Dose of (4CMenB) – BEXSERO®                   Thursday, February 8th 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

Sign up to be advised of upcoming clinics

Protect your child and help others by signing our petition to strongly recommend the 4-strain and the 4CMenB Meningitis Vaccines in British Columbia.