• Deadly Sleep-Away

    Daniel Beer, 11, died of Meningococcal Meningitis while at a camp in Pennsylvania.

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  • Philippines Struck

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas confirmed six cases of meningococcemia in the region this year and claimed the lives of three children ages 11 months to 11 years old.

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  • Protect your Children

    A group of four parents are spearheading ‘Meningitis Now” campaign to increase vaccination rate among young adults. These parents lost a teenager to meningitis so they’re emphasizing the importance of getting our children vaccinated. 

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  • It’s Time!

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging every student prior to entering college to be vaccinated against MenACWY. 

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  • Good News/Bad News

    Just as the vaccination efforts against meningitis serogroup A began to be eliminated by MenAfriVac, other serogroups have flared-up.

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  • Complete Coverage

    Too many parents think that their teenage children are vaccinated against meningitis. 

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  • Immunization Mandate

    The Iowa legislature approved a mandate requiring a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine this fall for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades.

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  • Protecting Infants

    Up to now there have been two MenB vaccines licensed in the United States. 

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  • Approval Granted

    The European Commission (EC) has approved the Meningococcal Group B Vaccine TRUMENBA (by Pfizer, Inc) for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria Meningitides (MenB) for individuals 10 years of age and older.

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  • Vaccination Required

    There is a new immunization requirement that will be in effect next school year, reminds the Iowa Council Bluffs Public Health Department to parents of students enrolling in the seventh and 12th grades.

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