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Have You Heard?

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Have you heard? Meningococcal disease is a serious, potentially fatal illness. There are approximately 1,000 cases of meningococcal disease in the U.S. each year. Since this video was produced, new vaccine recommendations have been made. Adolescents 11 through 18 years of age should still get a dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, preferably at age 11 or 12 years; now a booster dose is recommended at age 16 years.

Release Date: 8/11/2009
Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

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