Meningitis Prevention Highlighted By Recent Cases at US Colleges

Recent outbreaks of meningitis type b at Princeton University in New Jersey and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have renewed focus on the vaccines available to prevent certain types of bacterial and viral meningococcal disease. [Read about the outbreak here.]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information on the disease as well as the immunization schedule at their website. The current recommendations include a dose at 11-years-old with a booster at  from ages 16- to 18-years-old.

To help educate your patients, the National Association of School Nurses and Sanofi Pasteur have put together a website with information for parents and teens. Access the Voices of Meningitis site here.


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