Officials stress importance of Meningitis B vaccine among college students

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The “Beware of B” campaign has been pushing for colleges and universities across the country to make the meningitis B vaccination mandatory for students, and some universities have climbed on board.

July 29, 2019
Herald-Standard

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The “Beware of B” campaign has been pushing for colleges and universities across the country to make the meningitis B vaccination mandatory for students, and some universities have climbed on board.

Nate Wardle, press secretary for the state’s department of health said the required vaccination for both seventh graders and 12th graders in Pennsylvania is a dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).

But while this vaccine protects against strains A, C, W and Y, it does not protect against Meningococcal B.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a vaccine to protect against the B strain was made available to the public for the first time in 2013.

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Elliana Given