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Meningococcal Disease

5 Types of Bacteria, 2 Vaccine Types, 1 Important Decision for Parents

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

Parents usually rely on their child's pediatrician to keep them up to date on vaccines. But the updated meningococcal vaccine recommendation recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is different.

Brave Child Survivors Of Debilitating Disease Remind Us Why We Want To Fight For Kids Everywhere

Anne Geddes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Geddes

Since I first picked up a camera, children have been my inspiration. To me they represent everything that is good in the world, and each and every one of them has the basic right to be protected, nurtured and loved.

Feds Resists Tearful Pleas For New Meningitis Vaccines

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to ...

Officials Seek 20 Students Who Were At This Frat Party

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | College

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 11 (Reuters) - Public health officials are working to identify and offer antibiotics to about...

Protecting Our Tomorrows on World Meningitis Day

Anne Geddes | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Anne Geddes

This amazing project saw me travel around the world photographing brave survivors. As a photographer and mother, it was incredibly moving to meet these young people and see firsthand the impact that meningococcal disease has had on their lives.

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot -- Save a Kid's Life

Jim Luce | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

"We are dedicated to educating families, medical professionals and others about meningococcal disease and its prevention -- to 'give kids a shot' so no other lives are lost."

Love, loss and friendship: Getting over the death of a child

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

There is no pain greater than the loss of a child. Parents who have suffered such a tragedy say that they never get over it; at best, they get through...