The Truth of Meningitis B | Is Sharing Caring?

Seeing your child suffer from serious diseases is one of the hardest things for a mother to go through. For most parents, you only wish that you could exchange places with them. Now as school is starting back, you are preparing your child for that next level in life. As a mother, the pressure is put on you to make sure everything is prepared, and your child is ready. Part of that preparation is getting proper vaccinations. With the new strain of Meningitis B, you may have new questions and concerns about whether or not your child needs to get vaccinated. The most important thing is to do what is best for your child to prepare them for what life may bring.

  • Meningitis B is a fast-growing Bacterial Infection
  • A strain of Meningitis is harder to treat due to its hard outer capsule


  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stiff Neck
  • Fever
  • Flu-like Symptoms

How is it Spread?

They say sharing is caring, but in this case, it is not. Anytime there is a chance that saliva is shared, you put yourself at risk for Meningitis B.

The Meningitis B Vaccine is not only lowering meningitis deaths but preventing the disease altogether.

When Can My Child Get Vaccinated?

  • If you have a child going to high school or college, it is a good time to get vaccinated. Anyone ages 16-23 should get a vaccination B shot if they have not already.
  • Babies can also get vaccinated
    • If your child was born on or before May 1, 2015, they would not be given a vaccine until they reach adolescence.
    • If your child was born between May 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015, they could be given the vaccine during their routine appointment. They may need a booster around 12 months or 13 months.
    • If your child was born on or after July 1, 2015, they are to get vaccinated at either 2 months, 4 months, or 12 months.

Although Meningitis B is very serious, getting the vaccine can make all the difference. If you still have questions and concerns about the vaccine, you should speak with your child’s physician about it. The most important thing is doing what you can to keep your child safe.