Some Pittsburgh colleges recommend meningitis B vaccine for students

A new meningitis B vaccination is recommended for student by several area colleges.  The  vaccine, just approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, is different from the one college students already get.

Duquense University, Carnegie Mellon University and Drexel University are recommending students get the meningitis B vaccine for the first time.

College students already get covers meningitis A, C, W and Y. Doctors said the B strain is a fairly new topic for colleges.

Allegheny Health Network officials said meningitis B outbreaks are not that common, but would rather have students go to school being prepared.

WPXI reports most insurance companies now cover the cost, making the vaccine more widely available.

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