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Old 06-19-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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meningitis shots

I had a shot in 2002 before entering college. I am going to med school in Grenada in August. Is there a need to get another shot?

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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Re: meningitis shots

I just had my son vaccinated as he will be going to college in the fall and livings in dorms. We were told the shot is good for 3-5 years so in your case, you may be due for another.

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Old 07-04-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: meningitis shots

The older meningitis shots (Menumune) were good only for 3-5 years and were given subcutaniously. The newer shots (Menactra) are given in the upper arm and cover a wider age range and last longer. You might check your vaccination record or your doctor to see which one you got. If you require another one, get the Menactra. There are very little if any side effects.

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