A 30-year-old member asked:
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how often should you get the meningococcal vaccine?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
Lasts 4 to 5 years: The benefits of the shot last 4 or 5 years.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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