A local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.
Elizabeth Schreck, 30, of Durham, Missouri, was in Highland last week for a cake decorating seminar when she felt symptoms, complaining of a headache as well as neck and back pain.
Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.
Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.
Memorial Hospital added to list.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital announced 26 patients were given the possibly tainted medicine.
Metro East healthcare facilities included in the alerts.
The previous vaccine protected against illnesses such as meningitis and blood stream infections caused by pneumonia but not pneumonia itself.
An estimated 350 Illinoisans may have been exposed to the product.
Ten percent of those who contract meningitis die.