Vax Facts Friday 9.10.21
Q. Teens, especially college freshmen, are at increased risk of getting what vaccine-preventable disease?
A. Meningococcal disease
B. Pneumococcal disease
The correct answer is A. Meningococcal disease
Teens and young adults have an increased risk of becoming infected with meningococcus. College freshmen who live in dorms are particularly susceptible to meningococcus. For this reason, teens and young adults, particularly college freshmen living in dorms, should receive both meningococcal vaccines.
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