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November 29, 2012


Health Department Expands Vaccination Recommendations for Men at Greatest Risk for Contracting Meningitis

Two new cases of meningitis among men who have sex with men were reported over the past five weeks

The Health Department issued new recommendations today for vaccinating against invasive meningococcal disease - commonly known as meningitis - after an increase in cases. Vaccinations are now advised for men, regardless of HIV status, who have had intimate contact with another man that he met through a website, digital application ("App"), or at a bar or party since September 1, 2012 AND live in the following neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, East New York, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg.

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