Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

See below. A prescription is not needed. Vaccine can be obtained from your provider, health department, or maybe student health.

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Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

No. Not as of now. The Meningococcal vaccine Menveo (merck) is fda approved as a one dose series for 11-18year olds, and aged 2-55years if high risk for disease. Menactra is approved as a one dose series for the same and as a two dose series for kids 9-12 months. Possibly one or both will be approved soon for infants 0-24 months as a 2 or 3 dose series, but not yet. Read more...
No. Dr degraw's answer is correct, but recently there is a formal recommendation for a booster shot to be given in teens 5 years or so after the first vaccination. Read more...

Is it possible for an adult of age 24 to need the meningococcal vaccine?

Yes. If the 24 year old is attending college or graduate school, especially if living in a dormitory, and hasn't had a meningitis vaccine after the age of 16, this would be necessary. Other possible reasons would be: having an immune system problem and certain travel. Read more...

While administering the meningococcal vaccine, my daughter moved and got her finger pricked twice by the needle by accident, should I be worried?

Low risk . By keeping the puncture wounds (all 3) clean by washing twice daily with soap and water, you will better be able to monitor for early signs of infection that may (albeit unlikely) occur due to the contamination of the needle when it was touched to the unprepped skin of the finger. . Read more...

Who should not receive meningococcal vaccine?

Almost No-one. The only contraindications are if you have had an allergic reaction to the Meningococcal vaccine previously or if you are moderately to severely ill. Read more...
Only allergic. It is a killed/protein vaccine, so it cannot cause the condition, so basically unless allergic to the vaccine or eggs (usually produced utilizing egg proteins), then should get it. Your dr can provide specific counsel. Read more...

How many doses of meningococcal vaccine are needed

1 or 2. Well, there is a small discrepancy right now. The cdc, the people who recommend how to get shots, recommends that kids 11-18 need two doses. One at 11yo and one aft 16yo. But, the fda has not approved either brand, Menveo or menactra, to be given that way. Both are only approved as a one dose vaccine. This will clear up soon and every kid will get 2 doses, and you can do that now off fda label. Read more...
How old are you? One usually given in childhood; then second end of high school / @ college entry. Lasts 10-15 years, so if working with high risk populations (kids/teens/young adults), could get booster in 35-ish age. Read more...