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Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?

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Dr. Angel Carrasco
Neurology 53 years experience
Yes: Vaccine will only protect you for certain micro organisms but not for all of them.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
YES YOU CAN UNLESS: There are three Meningococcal vaccines available in USA.The immnitydoes last only less then 3 years with Monomune Vaccine and is good for travelers Menevo and MENATRA have different formula where antigens are conjugated to a protein complex gives increased duration of protection and sill need booters to keep immunity
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Menveo and Menactra boosters should be given every five years if you are at risk of disease.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Immunizationsnd for pneumococcal disease, h flu, and meningococcal bacteria cover the most common strains of each,but not all. Keep up boosters, but be aware that you are still susceptible to less common strains.

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