Meningitis Case 

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 or contact your child’s doctor.