Alachua Co. Vaccine 2020 2019-12-23T22:19:54+00:00

Alachua County School Based Meningitis B Vaccine Program

  • Who? Alachua County high school juniors and seniors age 16 and up
  • What?  Meningitis B and other vaccinations at no cost to families
  • When?  Permission slips are due January 21, 2020
  • When and where? Alachua County High Schools
    • Initial vaccinations: January 21 – January 30
    • Booster vaccinations: February 21 – March 2.

The Foundation is working in conjunction with the Alachua County Health Department and the Alachua County public school system to increase access to meningococcal B vaccines through the 2020 Alachua County High School Vaccine Program. Goals include educating and empowering parents and adolescents along with young adults to make informed vaccination choices.

  • Meningococcal disease is serious and can be fatal. It causes meningitis and/or blood infection in hundreds of healthy people each year in the U.S. Around 1 in 10 people with meningococcal disease will not survive despite timely medical treatment. Of those who do survive, 1 in 5 will have serious consequences including brain damage, hearing loss, and amputation. Learn More
  • The best way to prevent meningococcal disease is vaccination. To be fully protected, two vaccines are needed – one vaccine for meningococcal disease type B (Men B) and one vaccine for meningococcal disease types A, C, W, and Y. Learn More
  • You or your child may have received the vaccine that cover types A,C,W, and Y at age 11 with a booster at age 16. Since 2014, we can finally protect against Meningitis B, which is responsible for nearly half of all meningococcal infections. Learn More
  • If you or your child is enrolled in an Alachua county high school and is a junior or senior, sign up for the school based vaccine program with this permission slip and follow the return instructions.
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