Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations.
Bibl’s oldest 18 year old son, Joseph Clouse, died from meningitis B. Bibl was not informed about the available vaccine for MenB. The ACIP is a group of external advisors to the CDC whose official recommendations guide vaccine policy nationwide. If the ACIP decides all children should get a specific vaccine, pediatricians will communicate this to parents.
Because the CDC, relying on the guidance of the ACIP, didn’t recommend the meningitis B vaccine to all teens, Bibl’s pediatrician didn’t inform her that it even existed—and could have prevented her son’s death.
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