Vaccination is the best way to help prevent meningococcal meningitis.
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
Getting your child vaccinated is the best way to help protect them from meningococcal meningitis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccines for preteens and teens beginning at age 11, with a booster dose by 18 years of age.10
Meningitis vaccines are available for people who wish to reduce their risk for contracting the disease.11
Create the Right Opportunity — Don’t Wait for It
Now that you know how dangerous meningococcal disease is, take action right away. Ask your child’s school nurse about meningitis prevention or call your health-care provider to schedule a vaccination appointment.
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