Officials Should Act Now to Make Meningitis B Vaccines Available in Virginia A number of college campuses across the country have recently experienced outbreaks of meningoccal disease. However, few people realize that a specific strain of the disease – meningitis B – has often been the culprit.
CDC Should Act to Make Meningitis Vaccine Widely Available Vaccination authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a critical opportunity this summer to help ensure that college students and other at-risk Americans are protected from a particularly deadly form of bacterial meningitis.
Dr. Deepa Mukundan is an associate professor at the University of Toledo college of medicine and life sciences Vaccination is the topic of one of our country’s most heated debates. No matter your position on the issue, we should all appreciate the choice — and the privilege — we have in the matter.
Meningitis B Should be Added to Recommended Vaccine List Recently, England approved a Meningitis B vaccine to protect its children, yet American students remain vulnerable. In June of 2015 ACIP will meet to once again take up the issue of Meningitis B vaccine recommendations. As a practitioner of modern medicine, I strongly encourage ACIP to […]
After loss of infant son, vaccine advocacy is personal In February the committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control recommended that high-risk populations be vaccinated against the B strain, to be fully protected against the disease that most commonly afflicts teens and college students. That was a good start. But it is the hope […]