A 21-year-old member asked:
Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
YES: Yes, but the peak risk actually starts rising around 13-14 yo and kids should be getting this shot at 11 yo now. Currently the CDC says to get one at 11 yo and another at 16 yo.
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Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Absolutely: It is particularly devastating illness that is easily transmitted between persons in close proximity, and appears easier in teens/twenties. All should be vaccinated.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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