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How can vaccines protect your child from meningitis?

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Vaccines can protect your child against five of the bacteria that cause meningitis, including the ones most common in the U.S. The types are called A, B, C, W, and Y.

From: Meningitis Vaccine Schedule WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren: "Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students."

Mass.gov: "Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2017-2018."

New York State Department of Health: "Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement."

U.S. Military Academy: "Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases."

National Health Service: "Meningitis."

Vaccines.gov: "Meningococcal."

KidsHealth: "Your Child's Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccines."

CDC: "Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (MenACWY and MPSV4) VIS," "Meningococcal Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know," "Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) VIS," "Meningococcal: Who Needs to Be Vaccinated?"

National Institutes of Health, Genetics Home Reference: "Complement Component 2 Deficiency."

FDA: "Medication Guide: "Soliris."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Updated Recommendations on the Use of Meningococcal Vaccines."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren: "Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students."

Mass.gov: "Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2017-2018."

New York State Department of Health: "Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement."

U.S. Military Academy: "Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases."

National Health Service: "Meningitis."

Vaccines.gov: "Meningococcal."

KidsHealth: "Your Child's Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccines."

CDC: "Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (MenACWY and MPSV4) VIS," "Meningococcal Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know," "Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) VIS," "Meningococcal: Who Needs to Be Vaccinated?"

National Institutes of Health, Genetics Home Reference: "Complement Component 2 Deficiency."

FDA: "Medication Guide: "Soliris."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Updated Recommendations on the Use of Meningococcal Vaccines."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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