It takes two different types of vaccines to help protect against the five vaccine-preventable types of meningococcal bacteria — A, B, C, W and Y.
Meningitis is a life-threatening bacterial infection that can affect the lining of the brain and spinal cord, or it can cause an infection in the bloodstream — or both. Meningitis is unpredictable and attacks without warning. It can affect all ages and it can occur anywhere, but it is more common in people between the ages of 16-23. Even when it is treated, meningococcal disease kills 10-15 infected people out of 100.
Consult with your doctor if you have not received both vaccines, MenACWY and MenB.
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