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Getting the word out on meningitis danger

Add advocacy to the multiple roles that school nurses play these days in the lives of students.

“We have a campaign going on now to get children vaccinated for meningitis. Pretty much, most of the school nurses across this region have been putting the word out. Meningitis is often very devastating. It can actually kill a healthy young person in just a day,” said registered nurse Robin Orr, nurse coordinator for the San Joaquin County Office of Education and president of the California School Nurses Organization northern section.