Meningococcal Vaccine Recommended, not Required

The CDC recommends two doses of Meningococcal vaccine (A,C,W,Y) for adolescents 11 through 18 years of age:  the first dose at 11 or 12 years old, with a booster dose at age 16. If the second dose has not been administered before entering college, it is recommended that students (particularly those living in close quarters of residence halls) receive a booster to ensure maximum protection in college.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis can be severe and may result in brain damage, limb amputations, or even death.

Call 501.569.3188 for more information or to schedule an appointment for your booster.