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.
The Meningitis Vaccines: What Parents Should Know
Meningitis vaccines can protect against most types of meningococcal disease. Should you get a vaccine for your child or teen? Here is information parents should know.
Adult Meningococcal Vaccine: Guidelines, Side Effects, Benefits
WebMD explains the meningococcal vaccine for adults, including who should get it, why, and possible side effects.
Meningococcal Vaccine (MPSV4, MCV4): Schedule and Side Effects
WebMD's guide to the meningococcal vaccine, who needs it, when it is given, and possible side effects.
Prevent Meningitis: Tips to Protect Your Teen
There's a lot you can do to help prevent meningitis in your teenager before he goes to camp or college. WebMD offers tips for avoiding this serious illness.