The Canadian Press

1992-01-10 | Meningitis

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Public health officials in three provinces began a massive vaccination program against meningitis in mid-January. An estimated 427 thousand teenagers and children in PEI, Quebec and Ontario were vaccinated. It was the largest mass inoculation in Canada since the polio vaccinations of the 1950s. In the Quebec-Ottawa Valley region six deaths from meningitis-related diseases in January left parents bitter and angry. After losing his 12-year-old son to the disease, Gaston Joncas of Terrebonne joined the call for mass immunization of high school students to prevent similar tragedies. Joncas said the Quebec government didn't seem to care about the victims. He said they were treated like mere statistics.

Date: 1992-01-10
Placeline: TERREBONNE, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

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