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Meningitis Vaccines Directory

Meningitis is an infection that affects the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord and can be very serious. The meningococcal vaccines protect against meningococcal meningitis. Some people should not receive these vaccines, including those with Guillain-Barre syndrome and those who have had a reaction to the vaccine. Serious side effects are rare but possible. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the meningococcal meningitis vaccine works, who should get it, side effects, and much more.

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