• No Help

    Phoebe Moon’s first holiday on a cruise via the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas—a ship that promotes activities for the little ones. When Phoebe got sick, her mother Aimee said, “We actually visited the infirmary five times that day and she just got worse and worse throughout the day. Every time we went down […]

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  • Don’t self-diagnose

    Ben de Souza, just eight weeks into his first year at the University of Portsmouth, had been living student life to the fullest. The night before, he’d been clubbing with friends from the university cricket club. He woke up with a pounding head, vomiting and feeling sick. He thought he had a hangover and decided […]

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  • Re-learning the Basics

    Jamini Wright spoke out during Meningitis Awareness week for the charity Meningitis Research Foundation. Jamini experienced joint pain and repetitive vomiting in January 2020 when she contracted the potentially fatal meningococcal meningitis and septicemia, spending four weeks in hospital. She continues to suffer after effects, including limb pain, severe fatigue and headaches. Jamini said, “I […]

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  • Overcoming Disabilities

    Tilly Lockey lost her hands and tips of her toes amputated at the age of 15 months after contracting Meningococcal Septicaemia.  Now, 14-years old, Tilly is the first British child to have 3D-printed bionic arms.  She will be on TV hosting the For Your Information (FYI), a children’s current affairs show on Sky News. She […]

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  • Resolution Passed

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – a CDC branch that develops recommendations related to use of vaccines. This group comprises of medical and public health experts  have several scheduled meetings for 2020. In their June 2020 ACIP meeting, they discussed the public burden of meningococcal disease in addition to Covi-19. “Invasive meningococcal disease […]

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  • Catch Up on Immunizations

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services families to maintain the  immunization schedule even with the corona virus pandemic. Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for DHHS. “Ensuring children get all their immunizations is one of […]

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  • Health Appointments

    According to Dr. Harpreet Nagra, a PeaceHealth Medical Group pediatrician says, “While there are reports of parents avoiding taking their children to the doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to keep up with well-child visits and immunizations”. The need to monitor development is essential at this age to allow for early referral to support […]

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  • Mandatory booster vaccine

    Kelly Haight, communications manager at NCDHHS states, “This requirement has been in the works since May 2014, when the North Carolina for Public Health approved an immunization schedule”. Gov. Roy Cooper declared July as “Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month” to “bolster efforts to better protect our youth from the dangerous and often deadly disease meningitis” and […]

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  • Still Required

    Immunizations still have to be current even with virtual learning in Wake County, Raleigh, NC. Even though students entering  12th grade are not going to the classroom, law requires them to get meningococcal meningitis vaccine. 7th  graders must have a dose of the vaccine. Read the full article

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  • Ready for School

    August is National Immunization Month! Look at the charts indicating the vaccination schedule for children. It can be found at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices website at www.cdc.gov/nip/acip. Emphasize the importance of proper hand washing to avoid getting the many infections that run through school populations. Read the full article

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