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  1. Meningitis: 12 Frequently Asked Questions

    If you or someone you love is at increased risk for meningitis, you may have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about meningitis.

  2. Prevent Meningitis: Tips to Protect Your Teen

    There's a lot you can do to help prevent meningitis in your child. Check these tips before your child goes to camp or college.

  3. Meningitis Symptoms Warning Signs

    It’s not easy to spot the symptoms of meningitis. People often confuse the early signs and symptoms of meningitis with the flu. Check this list of symptoms. You just may help save a life.

  4. Immunizations and Vaccines

    Think you don't need immunization against infectious diseases? Think again. Learn why we -- and our children -- still need regular vaccinations.

  5. Flu Shot or Nasal Spray?

    Each type of flu vaccine has its advantages, so read these facts before deciding on the flu shot or the nasal spray.

  6. Preteen and Teen Immunizations

    Confused about the recommendations for preteen and teen immunizations? This quick summary puts some of the latest updates at your fingertips.

  7. Rotavirus - Topic Overview

    What is rotavirus,and what causes it? Rotavirus is a virus that infects the intestinal tract of almost all young children by age 5. In the United States,most children get sick from rotavirus by age 2. A rotavirus infection causes stomach upset and diarrhea. Babies and very young children with rotavirus infections need to be watched closely because they can become dehydrated. Dehydration ...

  8. Meningococcal Vaccine

    WebMD's guide to the meningococcal vaccine, who needs it, when it is given, and possible side effects.

  9. Hepatitis A and B Vaccines

    WebMD provides information about the hepatitis A and B vaccinations, including a vaccine schedule, immunization side effects, and preventing the hepatitis viruses.

  10. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    The MMR vaccine is very important for children and some adults who have not yet been exposed or vaccinated. WebMD explains who should get the vaccines and when.

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