CDC importing meningitis vaccine to fight Princeton outbreak
Federal health officials have agreed to import a vaccine that isn’t approved in the U.S., after a meningitis outbreak at Princeton University.
Seven students have been diagnosed with Type B meningitis since March. The latest case was diagnosed this week.
School officials say the vaccine is the only way they can fight the life-threatening illness, and prevent it from spreading.
It is the first time a vaccine from overseas will be used to treat an outbreak in the U.S.