Known to many as the 80s Sitcom star ‘PUNKY BREWSTER,’ Soleil Moon Frye takes a new direction toward family health.
The actress is raising awareness for Meningitis B, an uncommon illness that can cause life-threatening complications or even death.
When Frye first heard about the risks of Meningitis B, she was worried about her own four children.
“You think of Meningitis, and you think of that vaccination, but I never realized how Meningitis B can affect teenagers.”Soleil Moon Frye, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Meningococcal disease or Meningitis is a rare but serious infection. 16-23-year-olds are at an increased risk.
However, few know it.
Frye spoke on behalf of GSK, a campaign Ask 2 Be Sure, where Frye spoke with doctors about the seriousness of Meningitis B and the need to raise awareness.
Meningitis B vaccination has been available since 2014. Yet in 2020, seven out of ten seventeen-year-olds had not received even one dose.
Awareness is critical. One in ten who contract the illness will die despite treatment.
Parents can be involved by going to ask2besure.com and get more information. And most importantly, talk to your health care provider!