A letter came home from school stating if you are 11 -12 years old, entering high school or college you should get a meningitis vaccine. difficult child has so much anxiety and one thing is about meningitis. A few kids from our local high school (2 blocks away) died last year from it. difficult child has so many headaches that is his first fear. He thinks he has meningitis and will die. So..My concern now is if there are side effects. I tried looking it up on the web, checked several sites. All sites but one say no side effects. This vaccine was FDA approved in January, so it is still a new vaccine. Wondering what everyone's thoughts are?