He survived meningococcal disease.
Not everyone does.

To help prevent meningococcal disease, vaccinate your adolescent patients with 2 different vaccines, covering the 5 vaccine-preventable serogroups—one for serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y and one for serogroup B1,2

The person depicted is a model used for illustrative purposes only.

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