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MenB in 90 Seconds
You've heard about meningitis. Maybe you have even received a meningitis vaccine. But you may not know as much as you think about what it takes to prevent one of the most common kinds of bacterial meningitis.
Our goal is to arm parents and young adults with the information to proactively talk to their healthcare provider about MenB and the vaccine available to help prevent it, and to encourage the medical community and high school, college and university administrators to talk to their patients and students about the MenB vaccine.
In the case of Kimberly and Emily, while both had received the MenACWY vaccine, the MenB vaccine
was not yet available to help protect them from MenB. Today, these mothers are joining forces to make sure other parents don’t needlessly suffer the same fate.
The Kimberly Coffey Foundation and The Emily Stillman Foundation have come together to launch the Meningitis B Action Project.
- Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics at The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania (Also Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology)
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know . https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/public/index.html
(2) Meyer S. Epidemiology of meningococcal disease among college students – United States, 2014-2016. https:// www. cdc. gov/ vaccines/ acip/meetings/ downloads/ slides- 2018- 02/Mening- 02- Meyer- 508. pdf
(3) Kempe A, Allison MA, MacNeil JR, et al. Adoption of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations. Pediatrics. 2018;142(3):e20180344