Know. Act. Prevent.

We need your help to get our message to everyone
who needs to hear it.

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Why do we need your help?

Few know about the MenB vaccine and many doctors are not talking to their patients about it.

 

We want to arm parents and young adults with the information to act – to proactively talk to their healthcare professional about MenB and the vaccine available to help prevent it.

We want to encourage the medical community, as well as high school, college and university administrators to talk to their patients and students about the MenB vaccine. 

How can you help? Below you can download (and share!) educational materials and videos to help get the word out in your community. 

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If you have any issues downloading or printing our materials, or are interested in a large bulk order, please contact us at info@meningitisbactionproject.org.

Educational Resources

Here you can find a range of educational materials for parents, students and healthcare practitioners.

Materials also available in Spanish upon request.

Visit our B-team page and scroll down down to the digital action kit for additional graphics and ideas for how to help the cause.

 

Our Digital Action Kit

Have 5 minutes? Half an hour? A day? We got you covered!
Everything you need to educate and advocate for better MenB protection - all in one place.

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The Essentials

First and foremost, follow us on social for the latest news and updates.

 
 

Have 5 Minutes?

 

Share our graphics
Just click, save, and share to help us get the word out.

Share our videos
Nothing better than video to bring your message to life!

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Text (or call) a friend
or relative
Ask them to talk to their doctor about MenB and the MenB vaccine.

 

Have 15 Minutes?

 

Call your doctor
Ask your doctor about the Meningitis B vaccine, and tell your friends and family to do the same. 

Sign our online petition
And ask others to do the same. Our goal is 10,000 signatures by end of 2019!

 

Have 30 minutes?

 

Let your local newspaper and TV stations know about the Meningitis B Action Project by using these media materials.

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Submit an op-ed to a local newspaper
Download template

Coming soon.  

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Send an email or letter to local policy makers
Download template

Coming soon.

 

Have an hour or more?

 
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Distribute posters and brochures in your community, including doctor's offices, schools, libraries and other public spaces. Need copies? You know who to ask.

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Host your own event!
Contact us for details.

 

Important MenB Research

Click on the link to read the full article that supports each stat.

 

Stat: MenB is responsible for all US college outbreaks of meningoccocal disease since 2011.
Outbreak of Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease at a University — California, 2016, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 27, 2016, 65 (20).

Stat: MenB accounts for 50% of approximately half of meningococcal disease cases among 17-22 year old.
Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Outbreak and Carriage Evaluation at a College — Rhode Island, 2015, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 12, 2015 / 64(22).

Stat: MenB is more than 5 times more common in college students versus noncollege students.
Gary S Marshall Gary S, Amanda F Dempsey, Amit Srivastava, Raul E Isturiz, US College Students Are at Increased Risk for Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. piz024.

Stat: Many doctors are not talking to their patients about the MenB vaccine.
Kempe A, Allison MA, MacNeil JR, et al. Adoption of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations. Pediatrics. 2018;142(3):e20180344

Stat: More than 80% of parents have not heard of the MenB vaccine.
Basta NE, Becker AB, Li Q, Nederhoff D. Parental awareness of Meningococcal B vaccines and willingness to vaccinate their teens. Vaccine. 2019 Jan 21;37(4):670-676.

Stat: The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages pediatricians to discuss the availability of the MenB vaccines with families, and to document the discussion.
AAP COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Recommendations for Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine for Persons 10 Years and Older. Pediatrics. 2016;138(3): e20161890


Sources:

(1) Basta N, Andrew BB, Li Q, Nederhoff D. Parental awareness of Meningococcal B vaccines and willingness to vaccinate their teens. Vaccine. Volume 37, Issue 4, 21 January 2019, Pages 670-676
(2) Kempe A, Allison MA, MacNeil JR, et al. Adoption of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations. Pediatrics. 2018;142(3):e20180344