Meningococcal meningitis vaccination
YOU CAN HELP PREVENT MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS.
TWO TYPES OF MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS VACCINES FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Meningitis ACWY vaccines have been available since the 1980s, but Meningitis B vaccines have been available in the US only since late 2014.
The CDC recommends Meningitis B vaccination for persons 10 years and older in certain groups who are at increased risk for Meningitis B disease. In addition, the CDC says that Meningitis B vaccines may be administered to young adults who are 16–23 years old, but preferably to those who are 16–18 years old.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO
In addition to vaccinating, you can take the following steps to help protect against meningococcal meningitis: