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Is a childhood hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Childhood hib vaccin: Hib vaccine only protects the child against meningitis caused by hemophilus influenza.The vaccine required for meningitis and required in schools and in colleges is Meningococcal vaccine., which is diffrent than hib vaccine.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines.

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