How long do you think is a meningitis vaccine good for?

3 YEARS. Consensus 3 year after vaccination 73 % has protecting antibodies vs placebo 5-10 % of young adults and adolescents carries the bacteria in his nasopharynx.

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I recieved a meningitis vaccine in july 2012. Not sure which other than it was for meningitis. Was exposed today. How long immunity lasts? Protected?

At least 3 to 5 yrs. According to the research presented by the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip), which is one of the most research-based groups out there on this topic, the antibody protection from Meningococcal vaccines last at least 3-5 yrs for most. Read more...

How often can you need the meningitis vaccine?

If Ongoing Risk. If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. Read more...

Can you contract meningitis from a meningitis vaccine?

No. No, both brands, Menveo and Menactra for Meningococcal disease as well as prevnr and pedvax/acthib for other types of disease are all dead vaccines. There is zero risk of getting the infection from these vaccines. Period... Read more...
No. There are no live bacteria in the vaccine, so you cannot get the disease from the vaccine. Read more...

How often can you need to receive the meningitis vaccine?

Depends on age.. For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13-15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. Adolescents who receive their first dose of mcv4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. Certain high risk adults should be vaccinated and receive a booster, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate-hcp.Htm. Read more...

What are the health risks of getting a meningitis vaccine?

None. There are several meningitis vaccines given, mostly to children. They are all safe and necessary vaccines and can prevent unnecessary illness and death. The meningococcal vaccine is mostly given to children at age 10-11 with a booster at 16; pneumococcal and hemophilus influenza B are both given as a series with the regular under 2 year old vaccines. They also may be given to adults at risk. Read more...

Interested to know how does the meningitis vaccine change cells?

Meningitis vaccine. Works by exposing the disease fighting cells in the blood to pieces of meningitis causing bacteria. The blood cells then become primed, so that when the body is exposed to the real meningitis bacteria, they will recognize it quickly and destroy the germs. Read more...