• Ohio Acts

    Statewide legislation in Ohio now requires all 7th and 12th grade students to receive meningitis vaccinations before the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic school year. The goal is to cut or eliminate bacterial meningitis cases to as close to zero as possible.  In 2015, the Ohio legislature mandated that the Ohio Department of Health add […]

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  • Every Life Counts

    We are becoming victims of our own success.  Through vaccination, the number of cases of meningitis in Australia has been dramatically reduced. As the number of cases decline, the rate of vaccination has lost its sense of urgency.  Governments begin to think about vaccinations to prevent meningitis solely in financial terms.  One thing to take […]

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  • Continental Contagion

    It’s a new year and more outbreaks of meningitis are occurring in the area of sub-Sharan Africa. This area of the world has a particularly frequency of meningitis cases every year.  The outbreaks happen so often that this region has the dubious distinction of being known as the “meningitis belt”.  Every year, thousands of sub-Saharan […]

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  • Vaccinate to be safe

    Angie Randles’ son, Austin Fritz, was only 16 years old & a sophomore @ High Plains Community Schools when he died. Though the cause of death was acute purulent meningitis with streptococcus pneumonia, be cognizant of flu-like symptom. Meningitis can be a “great pretender” and often mimics flu like symptoms but it “can rapidly progress […]

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  • Way to go, Jamie!

    Jamie Schanbaum is an amazing young woman who took a very bad situation and used it to help other young people such as herself. Jamie’s dedication to educate and promote vaccinations that can protect other young people against meningitis is inspiring.  After contracting meningitis in 2008, Jamie has gone forward with her life despite the […]

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  • Quick & Deadly

    Every year, on April 24th there is an important day that we need to be know about in order to protect our health.  It is “World Meningitis Day”. It is a day to increase awareness of a truly scary and devastating disease.  If meningitis doesn’t take your life it can leave you with permanent disabilities […]

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