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How long are menigitis vaccinations effective?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Not permanent

Meningitis immunizations require a booster, usually given in adolescence, since a major setting for meningococcal meningitis is college or prep residential schools.

In brief: Not permanent

Meningitis immunizations require a booster, usually given in adolescence, since a major setting for meningococcal meningitis is college or prep residential schools.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Which one?

We give infants vaccine against the hemophyllis influenza type b germ , the primary cause of infant meningitis years ago.
For whatever reason it becomes less of an issue after 6yo & the infant doses covered their vulnerable period. Pneumococcal vaccine is also given in infants & repeated for some adults. The Meningococcal vaccine is likely to give about 5 years of protection/dose.

In brief: Which one?

We give infants vaccine against the hemophyllis influenza type b germ , the primary cause of infant meningitis years ago.
For whatever reason it becomes less of an issue after 6yo & the infant doses covered their vulnerable period. Pneumococcal vaccine is also given in infants & repeated for some adults. The Meningococcal vaccine is likely to give about 5 years of protection/dose.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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