WHAT YOU CAN DO

B Vaccinated: Help Protect Against Meningitis B

The most effective way to help prevent meningitis B? Get vaccinated.

BEXSERO is the only meningitis B vaccine that can be completed in as fast as 1 month with just 2 doses.

WHERE TO GET BEXSERO

What parents should do

Whether your children are living at home or on their own, they're not too big to protect. As a parent, you play an important role in their overall health and can help protect your 16 to 23 year-olds against serious diseases like meningitis B.

Be sure to ask your child's healthcare provider or pharmacist if vaccination with BEXSERO is right for them.

What young adults should do

As a young adult, you may be at an increased risk for meningitis B. Most 16 to 23 year-olds have not been vaccinated against the disease—but you can change that by getting vaccinated. Take charge of your health and help protect yourself against meningitis B with BEXSERO.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if vaccination with BEXSERO is right for you.

Remember

Meningitis B is not the same type of meningitis your child may have been vaccinated against when they were younger. That's because a vaccine for meningitis B wasn't available until late 2014. More than 90% of 16 to 23 year-olds have not been vaccinated against meningitis B.*

*Data as of January 2017

Recent Cases and Outbreaks

Meningitis B is unpredictable. Individual cases happen from time to time across the country, mostly in (but not limited to) high school, college, and military barracks settings. Occasionally, outbreaks do occur.

From 2013 through 2015, there was a total of 4 meningitis outbreaks, resulting in 2 deaths, in the following states: California, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island—all occurred on college campuses.

DON’T WAIT FOR AN OUTBREAK

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist today if vaccination with BEXSERO is right for you.

BEXSERO

2 doses that can be completed
in as fast as 1 month

2 doses
that can be completed in as fast as
1 month

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEXSERO

  • Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of BEXSERO or who had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose should not receive BEXSERO
  • The tip caps of the prefilled syringes contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive individuals
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • Fainting can happen after getting BEXSERO. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your healthcare provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after receiving BEXSERO
  • The most common side effects are pain, redness or hardness at the injection site; muscle pain; fatigue; headache; nausea; and joint pain
  • Vaccination with BEXSERO may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients
  • Ask your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of BEXSERO. Only a healthcare provider can decide if BEXSERO is right for you or your child

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEXSERO

  • Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of BEXSERO or who had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose should not receive BEXSERO
  • The tip caps of the prefilled syringes contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive individuals