Is There Vaccination for Meningococcal Meningitis?

Q:
Is there vaccination for meningococcal meningitis?

A:
Yes, there is. People in the United States are recommended to receive meningococcal meningitis vaccines to protect them against the severe disease.

There are two types of meningococcal meningitis vaccine that can provide protection against the disease. They are:

Meningococcal conjugate vaccines. Children between 11 and 12 years old should receive this vaccine. When they turn 16, they are recommended to have a booster dose.
Serogroup B meningococcal vaccines. People who age from 16 to 23 are recommended to be vaccinated with this type of vaccine.

If you want to know more, consult your doctor.

 

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