A 39-year-old member asked:
Can i still get meningococcal disease if i've had the men c vaccine?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: The Meningococcal vaccine protects against 4 subtypes of the virus (a, c, y, and w-135). It does not protect against subtype b, which causes about one third of all meningococcus cases in the us. No vaccine is 100% effective. A vaccine's effectiveness also depends on a person's immune response to the vaccine. But just because a vaccine isn't completely effective is no reason to avoid getting it.
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: There are other serotypes other than type c....A, b, y, and w135 in particular.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Could i get meningococcal disease if i've had a men c vaccine?
1 doctor answer • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: There are other strains that cause Meningococcal disease and the vaccine may only provide partial resistance to the germs of type c.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2016
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