Meningitis Vaccine

In most of the countries is recommended and they provide free routine vaccination of all children within the childhood vaccination schedule, against H. influenzae type b and meningococcal C. The last one should also be offered to older children and adolescents who have not received it before. Vaccination of children, following the recommended schedule, not only protects the child receiving the vaccine but can protect others, because it allows decrease circulation of the germ in the community.

Keep in mind that being “vaccinated for meningitis” does not mean ALL the possible meningitis. An important group of serious cases are caused by meningococcal B, against which there is still no effective vaccine

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