• Meningitis is a rapidly progressing and life threatening bacterial infection that attacks the brain and nervous system.
  • Meningitis outbreaks can occur where people live in close proximity, such as college dormitories.
  • Meningitis vaccine may be recommended for travel to the “meningitis belt’ in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is endemic.
  • Meningitis vaccine is required for all pilgrims to the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.