Meningococcal Vaccine Benefits & Side Effects – First With Kids – Vermont Children’s Hospital

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Dr. Lewis First discusses the meningococcal vaccine that protects against a germ that can cause meningitis and shock. He talks about the benefits and mild side effects of this important vaccine for infants under age one and teens and young adults between 15-21, especially those who will be living in close quarters with other teens such as in a college or boarding school dormitory.

Dr. First is a pediatrician at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen in Burlington, Vermont.