Meningitis Case

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, known as HIB, that leads to meningitis in children. However, 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 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 www.maine.gov/dhhs or contact your child’s doctor.


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