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About the Flu
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss or learning disabilities. A vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself against certain types of meningitis.
What about the vaccine?
There are two kinds in the U.S.:
Both vaccines can prevent 4 types of meningococcal disease.
What does "Most insurance accepted" mean?
It means we accept over 5,000 health plans for vaccinations. Your out-of-pocket cost, if any, will depend on your specific insurance plan.
Who should get vaccinated?
Who should NOT get vaccinated or should wait?
Meningitis vaccine side effects
The most common side effects are mild and include redness or pain at the site of the vaccination, both of which usually resolve within 1 or 2 days. A small percentage will develop a mild fever. Serious reactions are rare.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
*Vaccinations vary by state based on regulations. Age restrictions apply. See Immunization Scheduler for details.
**In select states. Visit minuteclinic.com for details.