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Maybe: Maybe - but there are many forms of meningitis and several different shots for different types of meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is one form of bacterial meningitis and there is a vaccine for it, but there are others as well, such as prevar, acthib, pedvax, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looked at my daughter's pediatric an immunization record she is 5 why don't they give the meningitis shot it's weird to me she hasn't had one?
Not required: meningitis vaccine isn't a requirement, unless certain populations/ conditions, eg exposure, certain immunodeficiency states, check with your local health authority if you wish, and also check this link http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf ...Read more
Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines again? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Yes: Its better to be vaccinated then to be unprotected. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what vaccinations your child has had. Most will have had H-influenza vathccine and may have received pneumococcal vaccine, which are the most common causes of meningitis at their age. There is a meningococcal vaccine which is usually given at an older age. there is pressure to give it to younger children. Speak to your pediatrician about is issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recieved a meningitis vaccine in july 2012. Not sure which other than it was for meningitis. Was exposed today. How long immunity lasts? Protected?
How long does meningitis vaccine last? I had it about 5 years ago & wandering if Im still covered? Also, do I need tetanus every 10 yrs regardless?
Vaccines: A tetanus immunization should be given every 10 years and currently contains a small dose of diphtheria toxoid and pertussis protection. The meningocococcal vaccine is changing to cover more strains. Checking with the CDC site may give you the best advice. It appears you should receive this every 5 years at this point. All the best. ...Read more
If immunizations are up to date, can someone still be at risk for meningitis? If a family member is diagnosed, what should relatives do next?
Meningitis: Of the bacteria causing meningitis, it is meningocci that are the gratest concern since is is very contageous and may cause death within 24 hours. The vaccine available does not protect from all strains of the bacteria.If you susbect exposure to meningitis, contact your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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