Less then half of California’s adolescents are immunized against Meningitis.
Preteens and teens are at greater risk for getting meningococcal meningitis and are more likely to die compared with other age groups. Death rates from meningococcal meningitis are up to 5 times higher in teenagers and young adults (15 through 24 years of age) compared with other age groups.
Voices of Meningitis:
San Diego Press Release 8/12/2010
California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) and County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in San Diego against meningococcal disease; a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day.
The following materials have been created to assist you in educating and immunizing our community: