Why do some folks think that you can’t make a vaccine for a bacteria?
Probably because they spend too much time in anti-vax Facebook groups…
How Can They Make a Vaccine for a Bacteria?
Hopefully most people do know that there are plenty of vaccines for bacteria, from tetanus to tuberculosis and typhoid fever.
And that several of those vaccines can help prevent children, including infants, from getting meningitis.
Vaccines that prevent bacterial meningitis include:
- Hib – the Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria was a common cause of meningitis in the pre-vaccine era
- Prevnar – the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria can cause meningitis
- Menactra and Menveo – protect against serogroup A, C, W, Y meningococcal bacteria
- Bexsero and Trumenba – protect against serogroup B meningococcal bacteria
Want to protect your kids from meningitis and help to keep them healthy?
Get them vaccinated.
More on Vaccines for Bacteria
- What to Do If Your Child Is Exposed to Meningitis
- Is Meningitis a Side Effect of Vaccines?
- Is the Meningococcal Vaccine More Dangerous Than Meningococcal Disease?
- When You Ask for Vaccine Advice in an Anti-Vaccine Facebook Group…
- At What Age Should Kids Get a Meningococcal Vaccine?
- Understanding the Recommendations to Get a Men B Vaccine
- CDC – Bacterial Meningitis
- Why We Vaccinate Against Meningitis
- Ordinary College Student Shares Horror of Meningitis
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