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Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
YES: Yes, but the peak risk actually starts rising around 13-14 yo and kids should be getting this shot at 11 yo now. Currently the CDC says to get one at 11 yo and another at 16 yo.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Absolutely: It is particularly devastating illness that is easily transmitted between persons in close proximity, and appears easier in teens/twenties. All should be vaccinated.

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