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Meningitis Vaccine

Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 13:19:40-05

When your college students return home this holiday season, spending time with friends and family is probably highest on their to-do list.

Be sure to add one more visit to their calendar: a wellness visit with their doctor to ensure they’re up to date on vaccinations, including meningitis vaccination. Meningococcal disease, commonly called meningitis, is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening illness, and adolescents and young adults are at an increased risk for meningitis due to behaviors like living in close quarters, sharing drinks or eating utensils, kissing, or coughing.

Learn more here.