Be Vigilant!

Meningococcal bacterial meningitis can be rare but can have very serious devastating effects and is a vaccine-preventable disease.

Meningococcal meningitis is easily transmitted to other people direct contact or by respiratory secretions droplets. It can also attack anyone, but teenagers and college students ages 16 through 21 are the highest risk.

Because of  COVID-19 pandemic, immunization rates and routine care have fallen dramatically over the past two years.

The best way to protect against meningitis is to get vaccinated. Ask your health care provider about the meningitis vaccines.

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