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New York to require meningitis vaccine for 7th, 12th graders

ALBANY — As of Thursday all students entering the 7th or 12th grades in New York state will be required to be vaccinated against meningitis. Twenty seven states already require the vaccine as part of standard immunizations. Meningitis refers to acute and often life-threatening inflammation of the membranes covering the brain. More than 1,000 people contract the disease ...