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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. Julia Stanford
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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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