Emergency Import of Meningitis Vaccine

At Princeton University an outbreak of Meningitis B occurred among the students, causing Bexsero, a vaccine licensed in only Australia and Europe, to be approved by the FDA and CDC and to be imported to the U.S. It is now recommended that the 8,000 college students attending the university receive this vaccine. This type of bacterial meningitis is very severe resulting in hearing loss, brain damage, learning disabilities, and even death. This is a prevalent example of the need to support vaccines because they have the power to halt serious diseases and prevent them from spreading.

Watch the video below to learn more about this outbreak that was just released on November 16, 2013

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