Meningococcal disease

Meningitis occurs when meninges, the protective membranes around the brain and spinal cord, become infected and inflamed. Meningococcal disease, caused by a type of bacterial meningitis, often is very severe. Infants and children under five years old and adolescents age 15 to 19 are most at risk. Meningococcal vaccine can help prevent this disease. Learn more.

To make an appointment for meningococcal immunization, call 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs or 970-824-8233 in Craig (same day appointments often are available). Costs vary. Please bring your Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) or other insurance card to your appointment. If you do not have your insurance card, full payment will be required. Low cost routine immunizations are available to individuals who don't have insurance.

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