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A 21-year-old member asked:

how can i report a case of gbs after menactra or any vaccine?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
VAERS: The federal govenment has a program called the vaccine adverse event reporting system. You can report yourself, or your doctor can help you as well. I would tell your doctor of your concern either way.
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Call CDC: Can report to your doctor or call center for disease control.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Report to your Docto: Report to your doctor who diagnosed GBS following the vaccine and it is his/her responsibility to file a report with FDA&CDC

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Tell me about menactra vaccine?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Highly recommended: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 40 years experience
A lifesaver: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How much time is the menactra vaccine good for?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Menactra: According to the manufacturer, immunity begins to decline after 2-3 years but may last as long as 5.

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