News & Announcements

Attention College Students

5/23/2019
 

Meningitis B is a cause of serious disease, similar to other types of bacterial illnesses. This particular bacteria is rare but has been the source of meningitis outbreaks on college campuses throughout the United States over the past few years.

All of our older children have been immunized with the “Menactra” vaccine at age 11 and 16 for middle school and high school. This particular vaccine covers meningococcus strains A, C, W, and Y. Obviously Meningitis B bacteria is not covered by this previous administered vaccine.

Some colleges “require” students to receive the Meningitis B vaccine prior to coming to campus while other schools simply “strongly recommend” the vaccine.

Our families at All Star have asked “what to do?”

All of the providers agree that the Meningitis B vaccine should be given to your college age student. The vaccine is a two-dose series separated by one month. Please plan accordingly and schedule the vaccine this summer before your child heads off to school.

As always, if there are any questions, please ask to speak with one of the nurses or providers.
 

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