A 48-year-old female asked:
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what age do you have to get a meningitis shot?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Which meningitis shot are you referring to? Tis also depends on you health status. Talk to you doc.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
At age 11 & 15: Cdc recommends all children get Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis shot) at age 11 and a booster at between 15 and 18 years of age.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014
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