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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?
Doubt this is true: Your 5 yo likely had several doses of the HIB vaccine starting at 2 months. Hemophyllis meningitis used to be 80-90% of all infant & toddler meningitis. She also had the pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.It accounted for some. The meningococcal vaccine is usually given in the pre-teen & teen years when it is effective against the strains that cause the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. ...Read more
Which one ?: Infants and toddlers routinely get vaccines against the HIB and Pneumococcal meningitis at 2/4 and 6 mo. At least one of the meningococcal vaccines has been approved for toddlers but lacks activity against the main strain of the germ causing it in young kids.At this point it is only recommended to high risk groups under age 10. ...Read more