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Is the meningococcal immunization the same as a meningitis shot

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in 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. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in 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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
38 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
Ok: Really important for college kids that live in groups: dormitory s etc.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Start with this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in 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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