Meningitis Vaccination

Meningitis (Meningococcal Disease) (Learn more about Meningitis and the vaccine) The CDC recommends vaccination against meningitis for people who travel to countries where Neisseria meningitides, the bacteria that causes meningococcal disease, is common, especially in areas of central Africa (called the “Meningitis Belt”). Proof of vaccination is also required for people traveling to Mecca for yearly pilgrimages. One vaccination is required, and should be administered at least 10 days in advance of travel.