BforKai meningitis B vaccination launch

November 26, 2021 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Kai Matthews was a talented 19-year-old athlete and first-year kinesiology student at Acadia University. On June 1, 2021, Kai passed away suddenly and tragically from meningitis B.

His family has established a non-profit organization called BforKai. Its purpose is to help educate people about meningitis B, increase vaccination rates, and provide financial assistance to students who want the vaccine, but cannot afford it.

If it only takes one person to make a difference, let Kai’s death be the reason for change.

On Friday, November 26 at 10 a.m. in the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, the BforKai vaccination program will launch.

Please join Kai's family and friends, University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Peter Ricketts, and members of Acadia's campus and community who will make the first campus vaccine clinic a reality.

All are invited to learn more about meningitis B.

Proof of complete vaccination and compliance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols are required.

How can you help?

  • Please attend the BforKai vaccination program launch this Friday.
  • Visit BforKai to learn more about meningitis B and share what you learn.
  • Donate to Crowdfund Acadia to support the BforKai project.
  • Purchase BforKai swag online or at the Fountain Commons on Friday.
  • If you are a post-secondary student, consider getting the meningitis B vaccine. According to a recent study, meningitis B is 5+ times more frequent among post-secondary students. More information on how to get the vaccine on campus will be sent at a later date.

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