A three-year-old from the mid-coast area is recovering from Meningitis…

Updated 6 years ago

A 3-year-old from the mid-coast is recovering from Meningitis.State health officials say it likely happened because the child didn’t receive all of the recommended vaccinations.At 2 and 4 months he did get vaccinated for a type of flu, knows as H-I-B, that leads to Meningitis in children.But health officials say he didn’t get three other booster shots that are recommended through age 15-months.The child was hospitalized in intensive care, and is currently recovering.Family members, including an unvaccinated infant, have been treated with antibiotics as a precaution.The Maine Center for Disease Control is stressing the importance of keeping children current with their vaccinations.For more information, you can contact the Maine CDC at Maine.gov/dhhs.Or contact your child’s doctor.


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