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I received the menigitis vaccine for school since i'll be living in an apartment with three other people will it protect me from the disease? Worried.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Meningococcal vaccin

It will probably provide protection against types a ; c but not against type b or the more uncommon types capable of producing human disease.
This is an uncommon cause of disease in the usa at this time and would worry more about inflluenza and stds than about meningitis due to neisseria meningitidis.

In brief: Meningococcal vaccin

It will probably provide protection against types a ; c but not against type b or the more uncommon types capable of producing human disease.
This is an uncommon cause of disease in the usa at this time and would worry more about inflluenza and stds than about meningitis due to neisseria meningitidis.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: It helps

The Meningococcal vaccine helps protect you from the strains that are common causes of this in the us.
No vaccine is 100% protective depending on the intensity of exposure and individual factors, but this is helpful. Awareness of your personal exposures, hand washing and other steps to maintain your health can give you the best protection. Proper diet, rest ; exercise also help.

In brief: It helps

The Meningococcal vaccine helps protect you from the strains that are common causes of this in the us.
No vaccine is 100% protective depending on the intensity of exposure and individual factors, but this is helpful. Awareness of your personal exposures, hand washing and other steps to maintain your health can give you the best protection. Proper diet, rest ; exercise also help.
Dr. James Ferguson
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