Lawmakers in the state of Ohio have mandated that students entering the 7th and 12th grades will be vaccinated against meningitis.
Ohio is following a growing group of states that are requiring that preteen and teenage students need to be vaccinated before they can attend school. Meningitis is a disease that can become very serious within a short period of time. It is important to protect oneself against this infrequent, but potentially deadly disease. As Dr. Margaret Kobe an epidemiologist at Mercy Medical Center states, “luckily, we do have a lot of vaccines available to protect us from serious infections. She said “The meningococcal vaccine is the best way to protect teens…” So don’t wait to vaccinate. The life you protect could be your own or the life of a loved one.
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