CCIC/CAIC Joint Coalition Meeting - Meningitis: A Lived Experience and Opportunities to Vaccinate

CCIC/CAIC Joint Coalition Meeting - Meningitis: A Lived Experience and Opportunities to Vaccinate

Jan 24 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC) and the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) hosted a joint coalition meeting where participants learned about meningitis, its impact and opportunities for decreasing its prevalence. Meeting participants heard from meningitis survivor and vaccine advocate, Jamie Schanbaum, who shared her personal experience with the disease. Dr. Amanda Dempsey, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and practicing pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, shared the Adolescent Immunization Initiative’s recommendations and rationale for an immunization platform at 16 years of age, which includes the MenACWY and MenB vaccines.

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