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can you contract meningitis from a meningitis vaccine?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, both brands, Menveo and Menactra for Meningococcal disease as well as prevnr and pedvax/acthib for other types of disease are all dead vaccines. There is zero risk of getting the infection from these vaccines. Period...
Answered on Oct 12, 2019
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
No: There are no live bacteria in the vaccine, so you cannot get the disease from the vaccine.
Answered on Oct 12, 2019

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