PODCAST: Protect Your Preteens & Teens from Meningococcal disease

PODCAST: Protect Your Preteens & Teens from Meningococcal disease

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Did you know that the majority of those who were diagnosed with meningitis were preteens and teens? Take a listen to this and find out how you can protect your children from meningitis.

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious bacterial infection. Some people carry the bacteria that cause it in the back of their nose or throat, but most don’t get sick from it. We don’t know why, but for a small number of people, the bacteria spread to the areas around the brain and spinal cord, causing meningitis. The bacteria can also cause infections in the bloodstream.

 

 

 

 

Audio duration: 5:34 mins.

Schedule an appointment with us to get the Meningococcal vaccine administered for your children today.

Image source:LiveWell Magazine.

 

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