3 Fast Facts:  Meningococcal B disease and GSK Bexsero

About one in ten young adults carry the bacteria that causes MenB, usually without symptoms, and may spread it to others. See a Dr. Christine McKiernan’s story here.

42 Universities require and 215 Universities “strongly recommend” Meningitis B vaccination for students. View the MenB Cases and Mandates Tracker here.

GSK Bexsero has the fastest series completion with only one month between 2 doses. According to 2019 CDC data, only 21.8% of 17 year olds received at least 1 dose of MenB vaccine.