New Jersey law currently requires that college students be vaccinated against meningitis ACW & Y which has been available for decades.
In December, NJ Assembly proposed a law that would require that college students in residence receive a vaccine for meningitis B. According to CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 23 have the highest rates of the meningococcal disease.
Dr. Richard Bezozo, CEO of Linden-based Care Station Medical Group said, “Meningitis B is very serious not only because of how highly-contagious it is, but also how quickly it can progress if not detected and treated early on. Receiving the vaccination is the only way to protect against the disease and prevent spreading it among others.”
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