Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students

Meningococcal disease is most common in very young infants, teens, and young adults, and those older than 65 years. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk for meningococcal disease caused by serogroups C and Y compared with others in this age group. Though there have been a number of meningococcal serogroup B outbreaks on college campuses in the past decade, college students are not at increased risk for meningococcal serogroup B disease.

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