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2010-08-18 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new school year can be a busy time for families. As busy as it is, it's a critical time for parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on all recommended adolescent vaccines. The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is urging parents to protect their children from serious, sometimes life-threatening illnesses before they send them back to school. One such illness is meningococcal disease, a deadly but potentially vaccine-preventable bacterial...

2010-08-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of adolescents 13 to 17 years of age have not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious disease that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day.( )In a recent Ipsos national survey, the majority of mothers with children in this age group had not vaccinated their children because they were not fully aware of the need for vaccination. However, once they were informed of the Centers for...

2010-08-17 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in San Diego against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend...

2010-08-16 09:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Board of Supervisors, including Roger Dickinson, Chair, have partnered with the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and Sacramento Healthy Community Immunization Coalition, to declare August 16-20 as Voices of Meningitis Week in support of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Voices of Meningitis campaign, a program that aims to help educate families...

2010-08-09 14:11:41

Genetic differences that make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune, are revealed in a new study of over 6,000 people, published today in Nature Genetics. The research, led by Imperial College London and the Genome Institute of Singapore, is the largest ever genetic study of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria. It suggests that people who develop these diseases have innate differences in their...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Association of School Nurses (TASN) and the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Memphis against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend...

2010-07-13 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Sacramento Healthy Community Immunization Coalition, and California Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Sacramento against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurse Organization of Oklahoma (SNOO), Oklahoma City County Health Department, and Oklahoma County Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Oklahoma City against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) and the Mid America Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Missouri against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) and Hillsborough County Health Department have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Tampa against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend vaccination for...


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