Meningitis Vaccination – age 12 or before College

Bacterial meningitis can spread from person to person, and can be life-threatening.

Those at highest risk are:

  • Pre-teens,
  • Adolescents, and
  • College freshmen who live in dormitories 

But it can be prevented with a vaccine.

  • The infection can be treated with antibiotics. But
  • Up to one quarter of kids die or
  • Have long-term consequences such as
    • Losing a limb or
    • Having problems hearing.

Check with your doctor and Learn more at http://hhs.gov 

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