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Do i need a meningitis vaccine? i'm a medical secretary, and a home health aide. 27 years old.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: The available vaccines target the risk pool of teens, late teens & early 20's. These groups by habit & activities are more likely to share the risk. The vaccines could help anyone build immunity to the strains in the vaccine, but the duration of benefit is limited to several years before waning. As a pediatrician who saw a lot of all types of meningitis over decades I never considered getting it

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