Given the quick progression and devastating nature of meningococcal disease, it is important for parents and students to be educated about its symptoms and how to prevent infection, including immunization. The National Meningitis Association (NMA) has developed a 25-minute educational video, called Getting It: A Disease…A Vaccine, narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the stories of meningococcal disease survivors and families affected by the disease. The video and corresponding educator guide are designed to help educate school communities and parents about the dangers of meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention.
The educator guide is a resource to help reinforce the importance of disease prevention to adolescents and their parents. The guide includes materials to be photocopied for distribution to parents, such as an educational parent letter and meningococcal disease fact sheet, as well as materials to help enhance student/class discussions about meningococcal disease, including a questions and answers document, student activity and disease symptoms poster.
to our children – those who gave their lives fighting meningococcal
disease and those survivors who carry the message of the need for
national vaccination and awareness programs.
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