A 19-year-old male asked:
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how long does meningitis vaccine last? i had it about 5 years ago & wandering if im still covered? also, do i need tetanus every 10 yrs regardless?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Vaccines: A tetanus immunization should be given every 10 years and currently contains a small dose of diphtheria toxoid and pertussis protection. The meningocococcal vaccine is changing to cover more strains. Checking with the CDC site may give you the best advice. It appears you should receive this every 5 years at this point. All the best.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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