My son off on his first year of college. I’ve been hearing about different vaccinations for someone his age. What vaccinations are important at this stage of his life?
There are highly effective vaccines capable of preventing meningitis, which is a severe and potentially lethal infection of the brain and spinal cord. There is an increased incidence of risk associated with meningitis and college-aged young adults due to a variety of risk factors in this age group. In addition to this vaccine, be aware that several childhood vaccines have the potential to wear off over time and may require a booster vaccine to assure continued immunity. Your primary care physician can be an excellent source of information for the correct vaccinations at each stage of our lives. In addition there are some excellent resources at the Centers for Disease Control website. Lakes Urgent Care also provides many adult vaccines and can be an additional resource for adults to obtain vaccines in a cost effective, friendly environment.