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Meningitis Vaccine

FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine

Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Megan Gannon Published: 10/29/2014 05:06 PM EDT on LiveScience The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis h...

Foreign Vaccine Used At 2nd US Campus

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drug maker Novartis says a second U.S. university is using its new vaccine against meningitis B. Novartis said Monday that the ...

University Moves To Stop Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | College

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 31 (Reuters) - Students at a California public university where meningococcal disease brok...

Princeton Makes Decision That Could Stop Meningitis Outbreak

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available to nearly 6,000 students starting Dec. 9 at ...

Princeton Considers Distributing Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U....

Princeton University Meningitis Outbreak Prompts CDC To Import Vaccine

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | College

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Princeton University in New Jersey are considering measures to stop the spread of meningitis on the Ivy League c...

How to Make the Feds Protect Your Family From Meningitis

John Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One of the most glaring gaps in our defense against bacterial meningitis is the fact that current CDC vaccine recommendations leave infants and children, the group with the highest infection rate for invasive meningococcal disease, dangerously unprotected.

Pfizer Sells Millions Of Key Vaccine Cheaply To Poor Countries

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis a...

Free HIV Tests In One Of New York's Busiest Parks?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

New Yorkers go to Union Square for various reasons. Whether it be to peruse the farmer's market, doing a little shopping, or just to catch their next ...

Vaccine Funding Drives Africa Meningitis Cases To Lowest In Decade

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed t...

Meningitis? Yeah, There's A Vaccine For That

Carl Sandler | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Two weeks ago my good friend Kyle died from invasive meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis. He was 32. Kyle died from a meningitis outbreak right here in New York City that is spread through intimate contact.

College Students Must Be Vaccinated For Meningitis In Texas

nytimes.com | REEVE HAMILTON | Posted 10.12.2011 | College

Among the things 22-year old Jamie Schanbaum could not have anticipated three years ago was standing two inches taller, winning a national Paralympic ...

West Africa Nations Begin Mass Meningitis Vaccination

AP | BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Health workers will use a new vaccine to protect 20 million people in three West African countries against meningiti...

CDC: Teens Should Get Another Meningitis Shot

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Teens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn't work as long as expected, a fede...

Meningitis Vaccine Could Prevent African Outbreaks

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON — Health officials say a new meningitis vaccine will help prevent epidemics in Africa for the first time, revolutionizing how doctors fig...