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Is there a vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Yes

There are several vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, including pneumoccal bacteria vaccine, meningcoccal vaccine, and h influenza are examples of vaccines that have been shown to reduce the likelyhood of acquiring mbacterial meningitis.

In brief: Yes

There are several vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, including pneumoccal bacteria vaccine, meningcoccal vaccine, and h influenza are examples of vaccines that have been shown to reduce the likelyhood of acquiring mbacterial meningitis.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Various vaccines

Today there are vaccines for three common causes of bacterial meningits.
The hib vaccine introduced in the 90's has droppped the rate of hemophillis meningitis by >90 %, the pneumococcal (2000) & meningococcal(2005) have also helped. There are other bacterial & nonbacterial causes of meningitis. No one vaccine protects against all causes & some give strong but partial protection.

In brief: Various vaccines

Today there are vaccines for three common causes of bacterial meningits.
The hib vaccine introduced in the 90's has droppped the rate of hemophillis meningitis by >90 %, the pneumococcal (2000) & meningococcal(2005) have also helped. There are other bacterial & nonbacterial causes of meningitis. No one vaccine protects against all causes & some give strong but partial protection.
Dr. James Ferguson
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