Preventing Meningitis in Children with Cochlear Implants

August 19, 2010

In this video, the FDA reminds healthcare practitioners about the importance of vaccinating children with cochlear implants, and provides recommendations that should be followed.

Two deaths from meningitis have been reported over the past year in children with cochlear implants—neither of them had completed the recommended vaccinations against pneumococcus. In this video, the FDA reminds healthcare practitioners about the importance of vaccinating children with cochlear implants, and provides recommendations that should be followed.