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Is the meningococcal immunization the same as a meningitis shot

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Maybe - but there are many forms of meningitis and several different shots for different types of meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is one form of ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Stanford
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not Exactly.: There are several available immunizations that help prevent diseases that may cause meningitis.The hib, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) and Meningococc ... Read More

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Menactra, : Menactra, Menomune and menveo, are Meningococcal vaccines, give to patients age 11 and up to protect against neisseria meningitidis, one of the cause ... Read More
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Need 2 shots: You need a second shot (booster) to the Meningococcal vaccine at 16-17 years, unless you were 16 or older when you got the first dose. If you are 18 ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Generally speaking, they refer to the same type of vaccine. There are currently three 'meningitis' vaccines approved for use in the us to protect ini ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Terminology: There are several vaccines that help reduce bacterial meningitis. The Hemophylis influenza type B (HIB) and pneumococcus are commonly given in infancy ... Read More
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 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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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.
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 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 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 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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