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I am a college student, how can I avoid pneumococcal meningitis?

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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rare

Pneumococcal meningitis is pretty rare in the US.
Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) meningitis is more common and is preventable by a simple MCV4 vaccine.

In brief: Rare

Pneumococcal meningitis is pretty rare in the US.
Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) meningitis is more common and is preventable by a simple MCV4 vaccine.
Dr. Jackie Lam
Dr. Jackie Lam
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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery

In brief: Pneumococcal meningi

This is not a major risk in adults.
It is a risk in children especially under 6. Neisseria meningitis is a risk for college students and there are vaccines for this very devastating infection.

In brief: Pneumococcal meningi

This is not a major risk in adults.
It is a risk in children especially under 6. Neisseria meningitis is a risk for college students and there are vaccines for this very devastating infection.
Dr. William Betts
Dr. William Betts
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