Alachua County School Based Meningitis B Vaccine Program

The Foundation is working in conjunction with University of Florida and community physicians, the Alachua County Health Department, and the Alachua County school system to increase access to meningococcal B vaccines through high school and university based vaccine programs. Goals include educating and empowering parents and adolescents along with young adults to make informed vaccination choices.

  • Meningitis disease is serious and can be fatal. Around 1 in 10 people with Meningococcal Disease will not survive and 1 in 5 people who do survive will have serious consequences, including brain damage, hearing loss, and amputation. Learn More
  • The best way to prevent meningococcal disease is vaccination. To be fully protected, two vaccines are needed – one vaccine for type B and one vaccine for types A, C, W, and Y. Learn More
  • You or your child may have received the vaccine that covers type A,C,W, and Y at age 11 with booster at age 16. Since 2015, we can finally protect against Meningitis B, which is responsible for nearly half of all meningococcal infections. Learn More
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