Meningitis is the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Early symptoms are often confused with the flu, and include fever, chills, vomiting or nausea with headache, and skin rash. It can be spread through coughing, sneezing, sharing a drinking cup, and kissing. There are approved vaccines available for several different types of meningitis. However, there is no approved vaccine for meningitis type B, which causes about one-third of all cases of meningitis in the United States.
EDIT: A vaccine for meningitis type B has since been approved in the United States. Click here to learn more.
We are currently enrolling for 2 studies for the investigational meningitis B vaccine, one for 10-12 year olds (MEMENTO 015) and one for 10-25 year olds (MEMENTO 014). Please see our Research Studies for more information, or contact us to hear more.