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We Have the Meningitis Vaccine

Posted: October 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Passport Health Sarasota-Bradenton Announcements, Travel Health Alerts | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on We Have the Meningitis Vaccine

An outbreak of Meningitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the meninges, the membranes around the spinal cord and brain, has spread to five states with four dead as of Wednesday October 3, 2012.

The disease has affected patients in Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida, according to the CDC.  Four people have died as a result of the disease; two in Tennessee and one each in Virginia and Maryland.

Meningitis is a vaccine-preventable disease and Passport Health of Sarasota-Bradenton has the meningococcal vaccine.  We urge residents of the Sarasota-Bradenton area to take proactive action to defend their health!  Why would you wait until you had contracted the disease when it is preventable in the first place?

Call to schedule an appointment (941) 362-0304 or come in to one of our offices.

  • Sarasota Office: 2195 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Bradenton Office: 4800 26th St West, Bradenton FL 34207

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