Children’s Medical Group is now recommending that our patients, age 16-23, get vaccinated against meningococcal group B disease. also known as meningitis B. We are recommending the vaccine for those entering college and those already enrolled.
Until 2014, there were no vaccines to help protect against meningitis B in the US. In 2015, outbreaks of meningitis B occurred on several college campuses. Trumenba, a 2 dose vaccine, administered 6 months apart, can help protect your child from this uncommon, but potentially deadly disease. Even though your child may have received a meningitis vaccine (Menactra) already, the previous vaccine did not protect against meningitis B. Both vaccines are necessary for thorough coverage.
Please click on this document for more information from the CDC.
Call our office, 203-661-2440, to schedule your child’s appointment.