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The Importance of Getting a Meningitis Vaccination

Posted at 11:04 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 12:04:16-04

Anyone at any age can contract meningococcal meningitis, but teens and young adults between 16 and 23 years of age are among those with an increased risk of infection, likely due to common lifestyles and behaviors among this age group, such as living or socializing in crowded conditions.

Through The 16 Vaccine educational campaign, the National Meningitis Association is urging parents to ask their teen’s healthcare provider about the MenACWY second dose at their 16-year visit.