MenB is a form of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by an infection with N. meningitidis bacteria from serogroup B and is one of the most common causes of IMD in Canada.
Vaccines against MenB are not part of routine childhood meningococcal vaccinations.

MenB was associated with 55% of cases of IMD in Canadians between 2012 and 2019

It is up to you to ask your healthcare professional about TRUMENBA

How is Menspread?

MenB is a serious infection that can be spread through common adolescent and young-adult behaviours (sharing).

Close, direct contact


Sharing cups, drinks, utensils

Close-quarterd living

Quick Facts

Up to 10% of healthy people may carry N. meningitidis bacteria without any symptoms.

Healthy adolescents and young adults are more likely to be carriers of this bacteria.

The carriage is high among adolescents and young adults.

Even if you have, or your child has, already been vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis, the vaccines may not have included serogroup B – the most common serogroup associated with IMD in Canada.

A vaccine for meningitis B prevention.

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