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Are most people vaccinated for meningitis as a kid?

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Dr. Deborah Archer
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Now yes

Yes means for the most virulent strains of bacterial meningitis.
There is a vacccine called menactra, which is routinely given upon entering 6th grade and college but is indicated as young as 2 years old. This past year recommendation by acip was made to get a booster every 5 years.

In brief: Now yes

Yes means for the most virulent strains of bacterial meningitis.
There is a vacccine called menactra, which is routinely given upon entering 6th grade and college but is indicated as young as 2 years old. This past year recommendation by acip was made to get a booster every 5 years.
Dr. Deborah Archer
Dr. Deborah Archer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Most is a relative word.
Around the world, fairly few are fully immunized by the common standards we use today. Immunization for the HIB meningitis became standard ~ 1992 and the pneumococcus in ~2003. Meningococcal vaccines were most used for college age kids by 2005 but is now started at 11-12 and boosted around 18.The meningococcal strain most involved in infants (type B) is not in the vaccine.

In brief: Depends

Most is a relative word.
Around the world, fairly few are fully immunized by the common standards we use today. Immunization for the HIB meningitis became standard ~ 1992 and the pneumococcus in ~2003. Meningococcal vaccines were most used for college age kids by 2005 but is now started at 11-12 and boosted around 18.The meningococcal strain most involved in infants (type B) is not in the vaccine.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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