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How often should you get a meningococcal meningitis vaccine

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
39 years experience Family Medicine
1 time: The vaccine to prevent Meningococcal meningitis is a one time dose. It is typically given when someone is 11-12 or when they are going to college. The ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Once is enough: If you are in a setting of high risk, a one time immunization would be appropriate. Students in college dorms or military recruits are at particular ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
MeningococcalVaccine: The latest recommendation is to have a booster after five years.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: You may get lucky, never be exposed and never need the vaccine. You could also be exposed, take meds before symptoms start and do fine.You could also ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Ok: Really important for college kids that live in groups: dormitory s etc.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Taking your chances: The Meningococcal vaccine was developed to help prevent meningitis and blood poisoning from strains of this germ.Also called "the black death" due to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
RISK TO GET MENINGOC: At age 39 you still have a risk to contact Meningococcal meningitis if you are exposed to the disease if you are travelling to a country in the menin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Normal schedule, if: 1 year-old toddlers, regardless of their gestational age at birth, generally get all of the typical vaccinations on the normal pediatric preventive ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
VACCINE: SIDE EFFECT: Meningococcal vaccine: current recommendation: 1st dose at 11 years and booster 5 years later. New recommendation is coming to start at two years or a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
It isnt: They are the same. They mean the same vaccine. There are two brands however, Menactra and menveo, but they are essentially approved for the same purp ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: They both are vaccines to prevent different causes of bacterial meningitis
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience Pediatrics
Start with this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
At least 4 yrs : Conjugated Meningococcal vaccine provides protection for 4+ years. To maintain a protective level of antibody to a longer period, a booster dose is n ... Read More

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