Colleges Urge Students to Get New Meningitis Vaccines

September 8, 2015

Some colleges are encouraging students to get newly available vaccines for meningitis B, The Wall Street Journal reported. Several colleges distributed the vaccine last year when hit with a case or cases of meningitis, which can be fatal, on campus. Some of the cases are of a new strain that is not prevented by earlier vaccines but that is by new types of vaccines. This fall's efforts are coming before outbreaks, in a new prevention strategy.

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