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Protect Yourself From Meningococcal Disease

Bacteria Neisseria Meningitidis

According to The Florida Department of Health rates are on the rise in our community.

Meningococcal disease is a rare, serious illness caused by a bacteria. It can cause meningitis, which is an infection of the brain and spinal cord, and it can also cause blood infections.

Affected groups include:

  • College and university students
  • Immunocompromised individuals
  • People living with HIV
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People in any groups listed above who received their MenACWY vaccine more than 5 years ago.

Symptoms my include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Stiff neck
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to light

How it’s spread:

  • Sharing a drink
  • Kissing
  • Sexual contact
  • Coughing/Sneezing
  • Close contact with an infected person

Care Resource offers the meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine as part of primary care for eligible individuals which protects against four types of meningococcal bacteria.

Talk to your health care provider, or schedule a medical appointment today!

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