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My son is 4 years old. Is meningococcal vaccination is necessary for him? Is it fully effective to the decease? For how many times it is required and at what age? What is the cost of it in mohali (punjab)?

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You can give it.
Meningococcal vaccine refers to any of the vaccines used to prevent infection by neisseria meningitidis. Different versions are effective against some or all of the following types of meningococcus: a, b, c, w-135, and y. The vaccines are between 85 and 100% effective for at least two years. All 11 to 12-year-olds should be vaccinated with a meningococcal conjugate vaccine, with a booster dose given at 16 years old. All teens may also be vaccinated with a serogroup b meningococcal vaccine, preferably at 16 through 18 years old. The menb vaccine will protect your baby against infection by meningococcal group b bacteria, which are responsible for more than 90% of meningococcal infections in young children.
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