The Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Protect You From Gonorrhea Too


The meningococcal vaccine that’s recommended for teenagers (although not enough of them get it) may have an Easter egg. In addition to protecting people from meningitis, a New Zealand study found that people who got the vaccine also had lower rates of gonorrhea. (Gonorrhea and the meningococcal bacteria are closely related.) This isn’t a license to get complacent about STD prevention, but if you’ve been putting off getting the vaccine for yourself or your kid, now you have an extra reason to make that appointment.

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