Meningitis in U.S. Colleges
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In this podcast, Dr. Heidi Soeters, an epidemiologist at CDC, discusses newest vaccines for preventing certain types of meningococcal diseases.
Date Released: 4/29/2019
Meningococcal Immunizations for Preteens and Teens
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This podcast provides information about vaccine recommendations to help prevent meningococcal disease in preteens and teens.
Date Released: 8/11/2015
Video Abstract: Meningococcal Disease among College-aged Young Adults: 2014–2016
Release Date: 12/31/2018
Dr. Sarah Mbaeyi describes study findings that college students are at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease.
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CDC Commentary: Clarifying Meningococcal Booster Dose Recommendations
Release Date: 1/16/2012
In this video, Dr. Amanda Cohn explains the rationale behind CDC’s recommendation that adolescents receive a booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine and answers frequently asked questions.
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CDC Responds to Meningitis in Burkina Faso
Release Date: 5/2/2011
Epidemics of bacterial meningitis in Africa can affect hundreds of thousands of people and kill many thousands. CDC contributed to the development of an inexpensive vaccine. Now CDC is working with partners to ensure it is used where needed most and evaluated for effectiveness.
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Fact Sheet: Meningococcal Disease pdf icon[2 pages]
This fact sheet describes common outcomes of meningococcal disease, a rare but very serious illness. It also describes who is at increased risk, how the bacteria that cause it spread, and recommendations for vaccination.
- Fact sheet tailored for serogroups A, C, W, & Y meningococcal disease: What Parents of Preteens and Teens Need to Know pdf icon[2 pages]
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- Fact sheet tailored for serogroup B meningococcal disease: What You Need to Know pdf icon[2 pages]
Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet: What People Living with HIV Need to Know pdf icon[2 pages]
This fact sheet describes common outcomes of meningococcal disease, a rare but very serious illness. People living with HIV are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and should get a meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Materials
National Meningitis Association’s Pre-Teen Vaccine Campaign
Meningococcal Vaccines Used in the United Statesimage icon
Two meningococcal vaccines (MenACWY and MenB) provide protection against the serogroups that cause most meningococcal disease in the United States.