A 25-year-old female asked:

Never got meningitis vax. went to my dr to get them & she said i'm 2 old to rly need it now (25). is this true? i work in healthcare around the public

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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Doc is correct: The CDC in the US suggests the standard quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine be given to all 11 to 12 years olds with a booster at 16 years, and potentially for serotype B those from 16 to 23 years of age (preferably 16 to 18 years), so unless you are at specific risk (e.g. complement deficiency, don't have a spleen, or a first year student living in a residence hall), its not required.
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