WHAT IS MENINGITIS?
Meningococcal disease (meningitis) is an uncommon, but serious infection. Meningitis B (MenB) is caused by a group of bacteria known as group B Neisseria meningitidis. MenB can cause an infection of the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It can also cause septicemia, a serious infection of the bloodstream.
Early symptoms can be hard to distinguish because they can be similar to those of the flu. However, meningitis B can progress quickly and symptoms may include, among others:
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? TALK TO YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR
The decision to vaccinate against meningitis B relies on an important conversation between healthcare provider and parent – not all doctors will mention it. Ask your child’s healthcare provider about meningitis B vaccination.