Advocate Video with Yahoo! Lifestyle
On May 22 (2019), NMA advocates Greg and Laurie Stelzer were featured in a Yahoo video about their family’s experience with meningitis. The Stelzers spoke about their daughter, Sara, who was a freshman at San Diego State University (SDSU) when meningitis B took her life in a matter of hours. The vaccine for meningitis B received FDA approval weeks after Sara died. Greg and Laurie strongly urge parents to make sure their adolescents receive the B vaccine.
In the video, the Stelzers also talk about the advocacy work they do with colleges in California to spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and encourage students to get vaccinated. This spring, SDSU announced that it would be joining the list of colleges that require students to receive the MenB vaccine prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year.