Meningococcal Meningitis is contagious, but only through very close personal contact.
Sharing food or drinks and kissing can transfer meningitis germs from one person to another person. Since these are things that are commonly done, the best way to protect yourself is to be vaccinated. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends vaccination for children from 11-12 years old. The CDC further recommends a booster shot at age 16. So don’t take the risk of catching meningitis. Get vaccinated to protect your health and your life.
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