Doing what he loved to do was Nate's dream. And then he met meningitis B.



    "Should college students be more aware of meningitis B?"

    It's uncommon, but according to US CDC data from 2014-2016, the relative risk of contracting meningitis B was approximately 3.5x higher in college students (ages 18 to 24 years) compared with peers of the same age group not attending college (0.17 cases per 100,000 vs. 0.05 cases per 100,000).1


    “Do I tell others about getting vaccinated for meningitis B?”

    CDC data showed that from 2015-2019, meningitis serogroup B was responsible for 60% of 266 cases of meningococcal meningitis in persons 16-23 years of age.2


    Vaccination may not protect all recipients.


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    “I’m doing this because I don’t want anyone to follow in my footsteps.”

    — Nate


Nate is a survivor of meningococcal disease and not a healthcare provider. He was compensated by GSK for his participation in this program. This is his experience with meningococcal disease; others’ experiences may be different.


Vaccination may not protect all recipients.


1. Mbaeyi SA, Joseph SJ, Blain A, et al. Meningococcal disease among college-aged young adults: 2014-2016. Pediatrics. 2019;143(1):e20182130.

2. Enhanced meningococcal disease surveillance reports, 2015-2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reviewed February 7, 2022. Accessed May 26, 2022.