Tag: meningococcal

  • Meningitis Vaccine Information

    What is the Meningitis Vaccine?

    What most people call the “meningitis vaccine” is actually a vaccine against meningococcal disease, which can include meningitis but also other diseases like pneumonia. The meningitis vaccine has become routine...

  • Meningococcal Vaccine Side Effects

    Meningococcal Vaccine Side Effects

    The most common meningococcal vaccine side effects are injection-site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, and fever. In rare cases, the vaccine causes allergic reactions or other severe side effects. What are...

  • Vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis

    Meningococcal Vaccine

    The meningococcal vaccines MenACWY, MenB, and MPSV4 protect against a bacteria that causes meningitis (brain inflammation). The vaccine is recommended for all teenagers at 11 or 12 years old. What...

  • Meningococcal Vaccine

    Meningococcal Vaccine

    Meningococcal [muh-ning-goh-KOK-ul] disease is a serious bacterial infection that often causes meningitis. Two doses of the vaccine are routinely recommended for teenagers and other people in high-risk groups. Meningococcal Disease...