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Protect yourself from the rapidly-spreading Meningococcal disease at Care Resource

Care Resource provides the anecdotal vaccine that prevents against the Meningococcal Disease outbreak that is taking over Florida

Meningococcal disease has been on the rise in Florida, prompting action from the state's health department. The good news is that it is treatable and preventable. Vaccination is the most effective means of staying safe from meningococcal disease. Care Resource, which has always stressed the power to protect through vaccination, now provides the vaccine as part of their primary care services.

More on the outbreak and who it affects

Florida has been experiencing a huge and continuous spread of meningococcal illness, and the majority of those infected are gay, bisexual, and other men who have sexual contact with men.

Recent statistics reveal that Hispanic men account for roughly half of the people affected by this pandemic. Those who live in Florida are disproportionately impacted, but visitors to the state have also fallen victim to the disease.

A doctor opening a sterile syringe with gloved hands.

How to get vaccinated against the disease

Care Resource is offering the meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine, which protects against four strains of meningococcal bacteria. Men living with HIV should complete the first 2-dose series of a MenACWY vaccine and keep up with booster doses for optimal protection. If you have more questions about the disease or vaccine or want to get vaccinated, visit the Care Resource website.

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