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dangers of meningitis vaccine

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
"No": Any one of the 4 different meningitis vaccines (Meningococcal ACWY, Meningococcal B, Haemophilus B, or Pneumococcal) is as painless as the 3 others, a ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
??????????: All shots hurt some.This one is no worse than any others and most consider it minimal if any discomfort.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, both brands, Menveo and Menactra for Meningococcal disease as well as prevnr and pedvax/acthib for other types of disease are all dead vaccines. ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
No: There are no live bacteria in the vaccine, so you cannot get the disease from the vaccine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
33 years experience Pediatrics
3 YEARS: Consensus 3 year after vaccination 73 % has protecting antibodies vs placebo 5-10 % of young adults and adolescents carries the bacteria in his naso ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Depends on age..: For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13-15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Meningitis vaccine: Works by exposing the disease fighting cells in the blood to pieces of meningitis causing bacteria. The blood cells then become primed, so that when ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Waning: The protection from the vaccine may fade, so a booster is recommeded, specially for people who are entering college, .
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Several available: There are several vaccines to bacterial meningitis available. This includes the hib-hemophillis influenza type b, the pneumococcal vaccine (13 strain) ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Menactra: According to the manufacturer, immunity begins to decline after 2-3 years but may last as long as 5. The primary vaccine is recommended at 11 or 12, ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
At least 3 to 5 yrs: According to the research presented by the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip), which is one of the most research-based groups out the ... Read More
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