The Ministry of Health Advises Men who have Sex with Men who are Planning to Fly to New York to be Vaccinated against Meningitis (meningococcus)
The Ministry of Health advises men who have sex with men who are planning to fly to New York to be vaccinated against meningitis (meningococcus), due to an outbreak of meningitis caused by the meningococcus bacteria among men who have sex with men in New York.
In the last month, an outbreak of meningitis caused by strain C of the meningococcus bacteria (meningococcal meningitis) in New York among men who have sex with men has been reported. This is a severe disease that could cause disability and death.
There is an effective vaccine against this bacteria.
The Ministry of Health advises men who have sex with men who are planning to fly to New York to be vaccinated against the bacteria.
The vaccine is given at all travelers’ clinics. These clinics are operated by the Health Bureaus, the HMOs (kupot cholim) and the private sector.
You can make an appointment for the clinics of the Health Bureaus via the Ministry of Health’s Call Center “Health Voice” *5400.