Parents may want to schedule a visit to their kids' doctors soon as a new state law will require many teens to get vaccinated against meningitis.  Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law changes to the state's Communicable Diseases Prevention Act in August, requiring that middle and high school students get shots to prevent the disease.  

While the law technically goes into effect in January, some bureaucratic hoops will keep it from fully being implemented for six months.  Still, the CDC recommends all adolescents be vaccinated for the potentially deadly disease. 

 

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