Remembering My Son on World Meningitis Day
Apr 24, 2010

By Lynn Bozof
 Lynn Bozof is one of five founding members of the National Meningitis Association.
As World Meningitis Day approaches, it’s a good reminder for all of us to take stock of whether our children are up to date on vaccinations.  As a mother who lost a son to meningococcal meningitis, not knowing the disease was potentially vaccine-preventable, my heart will forever be heavy with grief.  If only I had known.  The CDC recommends routine vaccination for all 11-18 year olds, and there are safe and effective vaccines licensed for ages 2-55.   You can’t think because a disease is rare, that it won’t affect your family.  You have the means to protect your children – take advantage of it.
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