Meningitis B Fact Sheet

Meningitis B Fact Sheet

Many people are not aware of how serious meningitis can be and that there are two different types of vaccines to help protect against the 5 vaccine-preventable meningitis groups—A, C, W, Y, and B. Pharmacies can educate patients about the disease by handing out this detailed fact sheet and letting patients know chances are they have not been vaccinated against meningitis B. The meningitis ACWY vaccine has been available for many years and is the vaccine that most people received as children. The meningitis B vaccine wasn’t available until 2014. This fact sheet can prompt pharmacist conversations with patients about meningitis B that can help increase vaccination rates in the community.

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PM-US-BEX-WCNT-180001 November 2018