Kim felt helpless as she watched her daughter, Lindsey, battle meningitis B.



    “Do you want to be surprised by meningitis B or ready for it?”

    It is uncommon, but most people who contract meningococcal disease are healthy with no identified risk factors.1


    “Doesn’t everybody get vaccinated for meningitis B?”

    National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) found that as of 2020, 28% of 17-year-olds had received at least one dose of MenB vaccine.2


    Vaccination may not protect all recipients.


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    “You can say ‘the statistics are this’ but does that matter when it’s your child?”

    — Kim


Kim is not a healthcare provider. She was compensated by GSK for her participation in this program. This is her experience with meningococcal disease; others’ experiences may be different.


Vaccination may not protect all recipients.


1. Pelton SI. Meningococcal disease awareness: clinical and epidemiological factors affecting prevention and management in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2010;46:S9-S15.

2. Pingali C, Yankey D, Elam-Evans LD, et al. National, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13-17 years - United States, 2020. MMWR. 2021;70(35):1183-1190.