We lost our 23 year old son to meningitis on November 4, 2011. He was in his last month of University when he fell ill with meningitis and pasted away within 24 hours.
This devastating disease is preventable using vaccines. Some Provinces have included the 4 strain vaccine for meningitis as part of the public health vaccination program. BC is not one of them.
We have started a website to try and bring awareness of meningitis and its symptoms. We are also running an online petition to submit to the BC Parliament to encourage them to follow the other Provinces and institute the MCV4 vaccine within the public immunization program.
April 24, 2012 is World Meningitis Day. There are many websites that are available to use for information about meningitis. If you have children 12 to 28, they need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis. Check out our website and file your signature in support of this cause. http://meningitisbc.org
Brian and Janet Munro