• 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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  • Nurses Speak

    Bryan County Health Department officials are encouraging soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

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  • Long Island Case

    A student who attends John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore and Nassau BOCES in Westbury had been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis.

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  • Meningitis Hits

    Bouncing around like a malevolent pinball, meningitis hits another California campus.

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  • Rational Reaction

    Over a decade ago, from October 2004 to January 2005, Baguio City General Hospital and Medical Center reported an almost-daily admittance of patients afflicted with meningococcemia-like symptoms.

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  • Trust Your Instincts

    The theme for this year’s World Meningits Day is : “24 Hours — Trust Your Instincts.”

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  • Crisis Worsens

    Nigeria has taken delivery of only 500,000 doses out of 1.3 million doses of vaccines for meningitis type C strain outbreak.

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