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Normally, how long would the meningitis vaccination last?

Normally, how long would the meningitis vaccination last?

Depends: Meningococcal vaccine (menactra or menveo) now we know needs boosting at least 5 years after the first dose hemophilus meningitis vaccine, the 3 series plus 1 boosting done in the first 18 months of life gives live long immunity pneumococci vaccine we dont know. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?

Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?

Not unusual: The vaccine can produce redness and swelling at the site of injection. It is included in the manufacturer's inforamtion to the fda. If is not accompanied by signs of altered mental status or high fever, it should resolve. ...Read more

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Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?

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

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Where can I get the meningococcal meningitis vaccination?

Where can I get the meningococcal meningitis vaccination?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more