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Is the meningococcal vaccine the same as meningitis vaccine?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Terminology
There are several vaccines that help reduce bacterial meningitis.
The Hemophylis influenza type B (HIB) and pneumococcus are commonly given in infancy. The most common meningococcal vaccines are 2 that help protect against meningococcal strains A,C,W &Y. A newer separate vaccine is now heavily advertised in the US against meningococcal strain B. These are given to pre-teens thru adults.

In brief: Terminology
There are several vaccines that help reduce bacterial meningitis.
The Hemophylis influenza type B (HIB) and pneumococcus are commonly given in infancy. The most common meningococcal vaccines are 2 that help protect against meningococcal strains A,C,W &Y. A newer separate vaccine is now heavily advertised in the US against meningococcal strain B. These are given to pre-teens thru adults.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes
Generally speaking, they refer to the same type of vaccine.
There are currently three 'meningitis' vaccines approved for use in the us to protect inidividuals from certain strains of the bacteria neisseria meningitidis (a.K.A the meningococcus).

In brief: Yes
Generally speaking, they refer to the same type of vaccine.
There are currently three 'meningitis' vaccines approved for use in the us to protect inidividuals from certain strains of the bacteria neisseria meningitidis (a.K.A the meningococcus).
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