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A 37-year-old female asked:

37 year old women with three small children, i never had the meningitis vaccine before college (somehow i fell through the loop hole) do i need one?

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Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 13 years experience
It's your call: You are not in a high-risk group for meningitis. Typically high school and college students are targeted for vaccination because they spend time in close quarters such as dorms, buses, gyms and locker rooms, etc. and when there is an outbreak many people may be affected before infection is detected or controlled. Your risk is not great but if you wish to be cautious, go for it--See your PCP!

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Last updated Jun 12, 2015

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