Quick Answer: When is the meningitis C vaccine given?

When do you get meningitis C vaccine?

The vaccine is usually given to babies at 1 year of age. They’ll then have a second dose when they’re 3 years and 4 months old.

How old are you when you get the meningitis vaccine?

All children ages 11 through 12 years should receive meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) followed by a booster dose at age 16 years. Vaccination is also recommended for all adolescents ages 13 through 18 years who did not receive a dose at age 11-12 years.

Which meningitis vaccine is mandatory?

Fourteen of the 15 states with the highest rates of meningococcal ACWY vaccination have a mandate in place. As of July 2019, 31 states and Washington, D.C. mandate the first dose of the MenACWY vaccine at age 11-12, while just 17 states mandate the second dose of MenACWY at age 16-17, aligning with CDC recommendations.

What is the meningitis vaccine schedule?

Administer MenACWY vaccines (Menactra® or Menveo®) to adolescents as 1 primary dose at 11 to 12 years of age. Administer 1 booster dose at 16 years of age. The minimum interval between doses is at least 8 weeks.

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How do you get meningitis C?

Meningococcal infection is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or close face-to-face contact. It can also be spread through saliva. Babies and young children can become sick through sharing soothers, bottles or toys used by other children.

Why is meningitis C vaccine discontinued?

One of the main reasons the NHS decided to withdraw the meningitis C vaccine at 12 weeks old was because the incidents of meningitis C had dropped significantly.

Can I get meningitis if I had the vaccine?

Because the vaccines do not protect against all causes of meningitis, it is still possible that someone could receive the vaccine and still get meningitis from a different strain not protected by the vaccine. But the risk of contracting meningococcal meningitis is significantly lower after the vaccine.

Is the meningitis vaccine free?

Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine

This vaccine is provided free to children in Grade 9. This vaccine is also provided free to children and adults at high risk of meningococcal disease (such as those with certain medical conditions and those who have been in close contact with a person with meningococcal disease).

Is the meningitis shot mandatory?

Teens and young adults have higher odds of getting meningitis, so many schools now require the vaccine at some point in grades 7-12. Many colleges and the military do, too, since living in close quarters like dorms and barracks can also raise your chance of getting it.

How much do meningitis shots cost?

Typical costs: For patients not covered by health insurance, a meningococcal meningitis vaccine typically costs $100 to $150 for the single required shot. For example, at CVS Pharmacy’s Minute Clinics[1] , a meningitis shot costs $159-205 depending on which shot is given.

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Which meningitis shot is needed for college?

CDC recommends a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine for first-year college students living in residence halls. If they received it before their 16th birthday, they need a booster shot for maximum protection before going to college.