Meningitis is a disease that can be fatal, and infections often occur in young adults. Yet many college students aren’t vaccinated for meningitis B,... Commentary: A hidden danger on campus

Meningitis is a disease that can be fatal, and infections often occur in young adults.

Rubin

Rubin

Yet many college students aren’t vaccinated for meningitis B, which accounts for about 40 percent of cases, says Dr. Mitzi Rubin of Marietta.

In a new GHN Commentary, Rubin says that “parents may think their children are protected when they leave for college, not realizing that the current meningitis vaccine doesn’t cover the B strain.”

“Parents may need to ask specifically for the meningitis B vaccine in order for their students to receive it,’’ she adds.

Here’s a link to her Commentary.

 


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