MOUNT VERNON — In response to a recent article about meningitis, Lynn Bozof, president of the National Meningitis Association, contacted the News.
She said the Centers for Disease control recently revised its recommendations about the meningitis vaccine and now calls for a booster dose five years after the original dose.
The CDC recommends the vaccination for all 11- to 12-year- olds, with a booster dose at age 16. For those who receive the first dose at 13 through 15, a booster is recommended at age 16 to 18.
The CDC suggests that adolescents receive the vaccine less than five years before starting college.
Jackie Fletcher, director of nursing at the Knox County Health Department confirmed the above information is correct.