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is it safe to drink alcohol after getting a meningitis vaccine?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Meningitis vaccine: Although most vaccines nowadays cause little or no adverse side effects, it is prudent to not be "adventurous", keep a low profile and observe one's regular daily routine. This way, should you encounter any unusual symptoms, you can consider it as a vaccine side effect. If you drink and get drunk, it will be difficult to consider that as an effect of the vaccine.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to consuming alcohol after receiving Meningococcal vaccine.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Yes but remember to drink responsibly.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to drink alcohol tonight before getting the meningitis vaccine tomorrow afternoon?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Social drinking is not going to interfere with the way the vaccine works. That said I would be sure to keep it to a minimum. Any excess may mean you can't make it to the appointment.

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