• Scheduled Vaccinations

    The bacterium that causes meningococcal disease, Neisseria Meningitidis, has 5 serogroups, A, B, C, W, and Y. There 2 types of vaccinations: one that covers ACWY conjugate vaccines (Menactra and Menveo) and serogroup B (recombinant) vaccines (Bexsero and Trumenba). Consult with your medical provider when you should get your children or yourself immunized. Read full […]

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  • Louisville Blues

    An undergraduate student of the University of Louisville (UofL) has been diagnosed and hospitalized with meningococcal meningitis. The student is in good condition, resides in a UofL residential hall with a roommate who has not shown symptoms of the disease and is being treated prophylactically. Bacterial meningitis is best prevented by these two vaccines. Both […]

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  • Too Late

    Alexis Albert died in July after contracting meningococcal disease six days after she celebrated her seventh birthday. Her mother Rowshae said, “I was actually quite hurt hearing that the Government are actually taking this seriously. Why didn‘t the Government or the health officials announce this actually during the winter season where it started peaking?” The […]

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  • Policy Change

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is going through regulatory steps for a potential change.  First, the meningococcal vaccine may soon join the list of immunizations required to attend school in Kansas, the vaccine that protects against four types of the meningococcal disease. A separate vaccine against another type of meningococcal meningitis seen in […]

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  • Bad Trip

    Patryk Jarczak, 18, fell ill just a day after arriving in the Emirates on a week-long trip with his parents and eight-year-old brother from Poland. Patrick must have contracted the illness before leaving home because the incubation period for meningococcal meningitis is usually around four days.  After spending a morning at the beach, he initially […]

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  • Back to School Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are both helpful in preventing your students in getting the disease aa well as from spreading it to others.

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