Re: Meningitis Vaccine Mandatory For College Students

Meningitis does not stop at the dorm room door. For more information on this law and meningitis visit .
Going to College in Texas:

I am the mother of an only child, Ryan, who died from of meningococcal meningitis & founder/national executive director of Meningitis Angels. .
Each year in this country infants, children, teens and young adults are left seriously debilitated from meningococcal disease. Some with the loss of limbs and their faces. Some are left with severe organ damage, seizure disorder, brain damage, digestive disorders, anemia, blindness, deafness, and more. Worse, some die.
Some early signs of the disease are unrelenting fever, leg pain, cold hands & feet & abnormal skin color. These can develop within (12 hours) after infection long before the more classic signs of the illness such as a rash, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and impaired consciousness and death.
Texas also requires the meningococcal vaccine for those entering middle school and a booster shot is recommended for age 16 when disease risk is highest. Talk to your health care provider.

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