BROOKLYN - The city's Health Department is urging some Brooklyn men to get a meningitis vaccine. 

According to health officials, all men who have had intimate contact with other men living in Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, East New York, Prospect Heights or Williamsburg since Sept. 1 should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The health alert comes after 11 cases of meningitis were reported in the borough over the past year.