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Isnt there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A vaccine is available for meningitis caused by neisseria meningitides.
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is routinely recommended for all 11- through 18-year-olds.

In brief: Yes

A vaccine is available for meningitis caused by neisseria meningitides.
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is routinely recommended for all 11- through 18-year-olds.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are several

Infants/toddlers receive doses of the HIB & pneumococcal vaccines.
These are common causes of meningitis in the unimmunized population. Teens or adults can receive any of 3 forms meningococcal vaccine that cover various strains of the germ.

In brief: There are several

Infants/toddlers receive doses of the HIB & pneumococcal vaccines.
These are common causes of meningitis in the unimmunized population. Teens or adults can receive any of 3 forms meningococcal vaccine that cover various strains of the germ.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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