meningococcal conjugate vaccine

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What is a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is a shot that protects people from a bacterial infection known as meningococcal disease. It helps protect against four or more types of the bacteria that can cause life-threatening inflammation of the protective membranes around the brain and spinal cord.

Why Would I Get a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for infants, kids, teens and young adults. It is also advised for some people with certain medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, or those planning to travel to certain countries. Adults may also need a booster.

What Happens During a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Procedure?

A healthcare provider will give an injection into the muscle of the upper arm or thigh. Sometimes, the shot may be given in two separate doses.

What to Expect After a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Procedure?

The injection may cause a mild fever and soreness. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about other side effects that may occur with the vaccine. In general, it is safe to have a meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

Conclusion

The meningococcal conjugate vaccine is an important injection to protect against potentially life-threatening bacterial infections. It is usually recommended for certain age groups, certain medical conditions, and for those who will be traveling abroad. Most people will experience a mild fever and soreness at the site of the injection. Talk to your healthcare provider about the vaccine's benefits and possible side effects.

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