Kimberly Coffey

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

East Islip Mother Who Lost Daughter To Meningitis Starts Foundation to Spread Awareness

Now, the NYS Senate and Assembly have passed a bill requiring seventh and 12th graders to receive the meningococcal vaccine.


East Islip High School (Credit: CBS 2)

Senior’s Death From Bacterial Meningitis Stuns East Islip High School

She was days from graduation and set to attend Molloy College to pursue a medical career. Instead, a 17-year-old high school senior on Long Island succumbed to a rare disease, and her classmates are worried that bacterial meningitis may be contagious.