Meningococcal meningitis (also known as meningitis) is an uncommon but extremely dangerous infection
According to the CDC, vaccination is the best defense for helping to protect against meningococcal disease
Did you know that your teen may still lack protection against meningitis even if they already received a shot at age 11? In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 teens are not fully vaccinated against all 5 leading types of meningococcal meningitis.*
Talk to your doctor about vaccinating your teen at age 16, as the risk of meningitis starts to rise. Learn about vaccinating with the only FDA-approved vaccine that protects teens against all 5 leading types of meningococcal meningitis.
*Based on the 2022 National Immunization Survey of 13- to 17-year-olds in the United States, only 61% of 17-year-olds surveyed had received ≥2 doses of a MenACWY vaccine and only 12% had received ≥2 doses of a MenB vaccine at age 17.