The Importance of the MenB Second Dose

Men B, or meningococcal serogroup B, is a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and septicemia, particularly among infants, adolescents, and young adults. Vaccination is crucial for prevention, and it is typically recommended for children, adolescents, and young adults, especially those in close quarters like college dormitories.

Many teens heading back to school may have received their first dose of MenB, so now is the perfect time to reach back out to those who haven’t received their second dose. Although MenB is an optional vaccine, it is important to remind parents that this is a fatal disease and there is little to no time to intervene once a child becomes ill.

https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/index.html

https://meningitisbactionproject.org/about-meningitis


Please consider scheduling a Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) or Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES) training for education on best practices for immunization. Learn more at https://ohioaap.org/projects/mobi/, or to schedule your free training contact Lory Sheeran Winland, MPA at lwinland@ohioaap.org.

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