“Should meningitis vaccination (ACWY strains) given at age 2 be repeated? I am requesting for an 8 year old girl traveling in South America.”

If he has to go to South America it would be appropriate to repeat it. Yellow fever vaccination is also very important. It is a good idea to check official websites (e.g. those of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health) to find out what vaccinations are required depending on the country you are traveling to. In this regard, it is advisable to consult the site travel safely.

Meningococcal meningitis C and strains A, W-135, Y

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My child is 14, should I get the meningitis vaccine? With which vaccinations?

* Alberto Villani is Head of General Paediatrics at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome

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