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January 26, 2005
Meningitis C vaccine for teens to be launched
Toronto Public Health will launch a campaign tomorrow to provide teens aged
15-19 with a free Meningitis C vaccine.

The first in a four-month series of clinics and outreach activities will be
held at St. Joseph's College School, a Catholic girls' high school at Wellesley
and Bay Streets. This campaign is funded as a mandatory program by the Ministry
of Health and Long Term Care.

Meningitis C is an uncommon but very serious bacterial infection of the blood,
lining of the brain and/or spinal cord and is spread by the sharing of saliva.
Teens are at a higher risk because of physical contact such as kissing, and the
sharing of food, drinks and cigarettes.

Date: Thursday, January 27
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: St. Joseph's College School
74 Wellesley St. W. (and Bay St.)
Upper Gym

Media Contact:
Frank Giorno, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974



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