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Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?
My 17 year old daughter had a Hepatitis vaccination one week ago, how long must she wait to have her Meningitis vaccination?
No need: to wait. She can have it at anytime. ...Read more
Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?
Smoking & vaccines: It is best if you don't smoke at all, you how bad that is for your health, there is no studies about relationships of smoking & any vaccines, I would prefer if you avoid smoking for a day or 2 since we have no information. May be you can search the internet. Good luck ...Read more
Many places: Almost any health care provider should be able to administer this vaccine, and a quick search of drug store chains shows that many of them also provide the vaccine. However, the cdc does not currently recommend all adults get this vaccine (only certain at-risk groups). See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.Htm for more info. ...Read more
Is it worth getting a meningitis vaccination? Also, is it a live or dead/inactivated vaccine? Just worried if it has more side effects than others.
Depends on exposure: The current meningitis vaccines are inactivated, so can't cause infection. Highest risk for meningitis are young adults who smoke and live in group settings like dorms or military, and also frequent bars. Also, health care workers. Foreign travel. Side effects and risk is low considering that n meningitis has such a high mortality. ...Read more
Why is getting a bacterial meningitis vaccination the only mandatory vaccine for a collage student? Shouldn't there be other vaccines too?
I have an ankylosing spondylitis, could i inject meningitis vaccination when i inject tnf-α inhabitors ? Does it has some risk
I am 74 yrs.In march 2013 i took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together . After 14 days i had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?
I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination i received 2 days ago?
Several available: The hib vaccine has been widely used since the 90's to prevent hemophyllis meningitis.The pneumococcal vaccine has been in wide use since 2000 and the Meningococcal since 2005. These aid in preventing some forms of meningitis, but there are others and vaccination does not provide 100% protection against them all. ...Read more
Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?
Meningitis: The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal. In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having meningitis and tetanus vaccination this week. Can I ask the nurse to inject both in my buttocks? I hate that needle to go in my arm.
Hopefully not: That's why you had the vaccineGet a more detailed answer ›
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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