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Provincial Vaccine Programs
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are the first two Canadian provinces to offer vaccine support programs for post-secondary students.
In May 2023, Nova Scotia announced it will fully fund the Meningitis B vaccination for Nova Scotian youths from 25 and under who are:
- Entering post-secondary studies and will be in a congregate living setting (such as a dormitory or other residence) operated by a post-secondary institution for the first time.
- First-time military recruits who will be living in a congregate setting such as military barrack.
Vaccines will be administered at select pharmacies and appointments can be booked at: https://novascotia.ca/meningococcal-vaccines/
Prince Edward Island
In April 2023, PEI announced that the Meningitis B vaccine will be funded for students attending a post-secondary school and living in residence in PEI or out-of-province.
The Men-B vaccine program is available to all incoming and current post-secondary students living in residence. Students should have proof of acceptance to residence prior to booking their Men-B vaccine appointment. The Men-B vaccine will be administered by the University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College to their students, and by Health PEI Public Health Nursing for Islanders who are attending post-secondary out-of-province.