Meningococcal Meningitis Booster Vaccination
They’ll Always Be Your Babies.
Make Sure Your Teen Gets a Second Shot to Help Prevent Meningitis.1
Of the 800 to 1200 people who get meningococcal disease in the US each year, 10% to 15% will die.7,9-11
Millions of teens are potentially under-protected.12-14 That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a meningitis booster shot at ages 16 to 18 years.1 Teenagers and young adults are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease (meningitis) as their immunity from the initial vaccination wanes.12 Even if your teen already received a meningitis shot at age 11 and 12 years, he or she still needs a second vaccination as early as 16 years of age.1