Monday, September 2, 2013

The Side Effects Of Meningitis Vaccine

   Meningitis refers to the inflammation of outer lining area in the brain or spinal cord. Different types of bacterium and viruses lead of acquiring this type of illness. Bacterial meningitis usually caused by the Neisseria meningitides. Though, this kind of illness is somewhat rare in United States but still causes of several deaths on children and even college students every year. With that, the government in United States is advising students especially in their college years to acquire meningitis vaccine. 

    Another type of meningitis is Meningitis C or known as Neisseria meningitis that refers to the most deadly disease. The Center For Disease Control are recommending all college students of taking meningitis vaccination regardless of their side effects. People who have a higher risk of acquiring meningitis include those resided in close quarters such as dormitories, sororities, fraternities, who frequently went to bar and drink alcohol. Regular smokers are also at risk of acquiring this type of illness. People having chronic problem especially without having any spleen must need vaccination. Meningitis Vaccine also recommended to individuals especially students traveling to sub-Sahara Africa.
People having the following illness, symptoms or conditions  are forbidden of taking meningitis vaccine:
  • Allergy
  • Fever
  • Flu especially with an active bacterial infection
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Already diagnose having meningitis for the past 6 months.
Side Effects Of Meningitis Vaccine:
  • Redness, soreness and swelling normally occur on the injected area.
  • Headache or nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Wheezing
  • Some allergic reactions such as hives
  • Rashes
  • Swelling at the face and mouth area.


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