Several recent moves in the State of Indiana will go a long way toward protecting Indiana’s youth from the deadly disease of meningitis, including the B-strand of the disease.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana House Bill 1069 (HB1069) into law in June, which requires all students attending public colleges in Indiana to be vaccinated against meningitis.
This bill comes in addition to a strong recommendation made earlier this year by the State Department of Public Health that public high school seniors throughout the state be protected specifically against meningitis B – effective for the 2017-2018 school year.
This summer, the Indiana Immunization Coalition (IIC) is continuing to partner with grocery and drug store pharmacies, including Walgreens and Kroger, and universities across the state to educate college students and their parents about the dangers of meningitis B and the vaccination available to prevent it.
With students home from school, IIC and its partners urge all parents to schedule a doctor’s appointment or visit a pharmacy clinic to get their sons’ and daughters’ vaccines up-to-date – and to be sure to ask specifically about the meningitis B vaccination.
Op-Ed: Your kids need to have two separate vaccines to be fully protected against all types of meningitis.
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