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What does " meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" mean?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Germ types: The Meningococcal germs have sub families based on specific differences in their protein makeup. The us licensed vaccines cover strains a, c, y and w-135. There is another strain, b, that is not part of this vaccine because of difficulty making it work.The b strain is recently a problem an europe where a b strain vaccine has recently emerged.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
MeningococcalC Bacte: It protects against one of the most common type of Meningococcal Bacteria Type C.Vaccine is approved by Health Canada Not licenced in USA

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