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Is the meningococcal immunization the same as a meningitis shot?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Maybe - but there are many forms of meningitis and several different shots for different types of meningitis.
Meningococcal meningitis is one form of bacterial meningitis and there is a vaccine for it, but there are others as well, such as prevar, acthib, pedvax, etc...

In brief: Maybe

Maybe - but there are many forms of meningitis and several different shots for different types of meningitis.
Meningococcal meningitis is one form of bacterial meningitis and there is a vaccine for it, but there are others as well, such as prevar, acthib, pedvax, etc...
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Meningococcal vaccine, of which there are several brands available in the USA, are also termed as meningitis shots in laymen terminology.Meningococcal meningitis is currently the most prevalent bacterial meningitis in the country.
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Not Exactly.

There are several available immunizations that help prevent diseases that may cause meningitis.
The hib, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) and Meningococcal vaccines are examples of these.

In brief: Not Exactly.

There are several available immunizations that help prevent diseases that may cause meningitis.
The hib, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) and Meningococcal vaccines are examples of these.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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