Meningococcal disease is a serious and deadly bacterial infection. Adolescents and young adults age 16-23 years are at higher risk for meningococcal disease. This toolkit was developed as part of an education program to help raise awareness about the importance of meningococcal disease prevention among healthcare professionals, college health administrators, students, and the public.
Guide to help plan meningitis outbreak response, including preparedness strategies and best practices for communication with the student body during an outbreak
Shareable infographic includes key facts about meningococcal disease
Poster for use in settings frequented by potential patients or those at risk for meningococcal disease (young adults age 16-23 years)
Flyer for use in settings frequented by potential patients or those at risk for meningococcal disease (young adults age 16-23 years)
Answers to common questions about meningococcal disease, including the symptoms and available vaccines.
NFID animated public service announcement on the two types of vaccines available to prevent meningococcal disease among adolescents and young adults
Sample slides for inclusion in orientation presentations by health directors or administrators to educate parents and students about meningococcal disease
Survivor stories provided courtesy of National Meningitis Association
Sample Twitter and Facebook content for use in educating parents and students about meningococcal disease
Ready to use language about meningococcal disease for inclusion in materials distributed to parents and students by the university during orientation or in new student welcome packets
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