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Meningitis Awareness

Meningococcal meningitis is a contagious bacterial illness. It’s most common amongst children, teens, and young adults and can spread quickly and rapidly.

The first step of prevention is education. Knowing and being aware of the causes, symptoms, and risk factors can help you and your preteen or teen avoid the infection.

Getting vaccinated is equally important. The meningococcal vaccine is recommended for all young adults, especially those who will be living in shared spaces such as dormitories or military barracks.

Take a look at these articles to learn more about the infection and the importance of getting vaccinated.

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