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Old 04-20-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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If you vax your children do you know if they have this vaccine?

I just saw a report of few cases of meningococcal disease in L.A. County I live in La county This stuff freaks me out!! Im looking at my sons vax record I dont see it does anyone know what it would be called? Heres the article: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...la-county.html

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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I don't vax but they give it to older kids I think they start around 11 or so and then another when they are late teens
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It's the Meningococcal vaccine - most common trade name is Menactra. It's been added to the AAP vaccine schedule for 12 year olds. It's only been out since about 2005, and is not generally given to younger children unless they live in an area where there is an epidemic, widespread outbreak, or they know the child has actually been in contact with someone recently who has just been diagnosed with the disease. If I recall correctly, it isn't approved for children under 2 at all.



Here's the link to the CDC information about it:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm
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My older 2 girls have not had it and my youngest is too young right now for it.
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Re: If you vax your children do you know if they have this vaccine?

The article says the vaccine should be given at 11-12 years old, so I would doubt that your kids would have had it.
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The article says the vaccine should be given at 11-12 years old, so I would doubt that your kids would have had it.
Yeah I did see that but was not sure if kids under 11 have the vaccine.
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Re: If you vax your children do you know if they have this vaccine?

Was reading about it last night, apparently you are at highest risk for Meningitis in your late teens early 20's, and they recommend the first at 12 and a booster at 16 - with good success so far.
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Yeah I did see that but was not sure if kids under 11 have the vaccine.
Nope. Unless there's an outstanding circumstance (as a pp mentioned) the vaccine is first offered for 11-12 year olds. If you're concerned, I'd contact your ped to see if your local recommendation has changed.
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HiB?
meningitis confuses me. It's not really a disease, but a family of... issues? Like there is viral, bacterial etc. Maybe someone else can explain better.
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I was just looking through my sons records. At his first set of shots (2 months) he got something called Meningococcal C Conjugate. But I'm in BC, Canada so I'm hoping it's a totally different shot than the one your kids would get at 12.
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