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My son is 17 should he get a bacterial meningitis booster before graduating high school?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If he is going to college, camp, the armed services or any other group setting, he is in a high risk group and should have a booster.

In brief: Yes
If he is going to college, camp, the armed services or any other group setting, he is in a high risk group and should have a booster.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Julan Crane
If he had a meningitis shot before age 16 and not one after age 16 then her will need a second and last vaccine. If he has had no meningitis vaccine then he needs one at this age.
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is now recommended that adolescents receive 2 doses of the Meningococcal vaccine.
If it has been 5 years since his first dose, he should receive a booster.

In brief: Yes
It is now recommended that adolescents receive 2 doses of the Meningococcal vaccine.
If it has been 5 years since his first dose, he should receive a booster.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Teans need 2, not 1
Thue currrent guidelines, based on the incidence of bacterial meningitis in our youth, is no longer to wait until entering college to get vaccinated against meningitis.
See your physician to get these important preventitive measures!

In brief: Teans need 2, not 1
Thue currrent guidelines, based on the incidence of bacterial meningitis in our youth, is no longer to wait until entering college to get vaccinated against meningitis.
See your physician to get these important preventitive measures!
Dr. Allen Fein
Dr. Allen Fein
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