Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sue | 2009-03-02


Another question re Meningitis vaccine

Good Morning again

Many thanks for your advise of post 769. I have booked my daughter in to have the Meningitis vaccine, but the Sister said it would be ther Prevenar Vaccine - is this the right one? I checked on the internet, and it said the Prevenar is suitable for children under 5, and there is a different vaccine for children older. (My daught is 8yrs9months.

Thanks again

Expert's Reply



The Prevenar vaccine is for pneumococcal meningitis whereas your child should receive the meningococcal vaccine.The Prevenar vaccine is not the correct vaccine.

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Posted by: Aam | 2009-03-10

We have 2 grand children 18 months and 5 years will they both get the same vaccination meningococcal septicemia and meningitis. do we as adults need to go for vaccinations aswell?

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