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at what age do babies/children get the meningococcal vaccine?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Menactra: is a meningococcal vaccine generally administered at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster at 16-18 years.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
At 11-12 and boost16: Children are recommended to have ist dose at 11to12 years and booster dose at 16

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No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past.
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Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

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Yes: Yes. Normally infant's bowel movements range from a light yellow or green to brown in color. This is quite dependent on the diet at the time. Once solid food is being introduced the color can vary day to day. If the stool is very pale (very light yellow to white) with any consistency it is important to have your infant examined by your pediatrician.
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How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

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Avoidance: For food allergies, avoidance is the best option. However, if the food is a nutritionally important food such as milk or wheat, it may be best to be tested to make sure. An allergist can help decide if you child has a food allergy, give tips on avoidance, prescribe an epi pen for severe allergies, and decide when to test if the food allergy is decreasing since some are outgrown.
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