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WHAT ARE THE RISKS?Back to top
FOR SURVIVORS OF THIS DISEASE, THERE MAY BE LIFE-LONG CONSEQUENCES.1 THESE INCLUDE:Back to top
Loss of limbs/amputation
PREVENTION IS CRITICALBack to top
FACT: BABIES are particularly vulnerable because of the relative immaturity of their immune systems.6
FACT: All healthy infants must be vaccinated with 2 doses of the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine before they are 2 years of age.1
FACT: The Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine is recommended for use in persons from 9 months of age.1
Protect your baby with the right dose of the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, at the right time1
Protect your baby 2-day with 2 doses under 2-years!
Always consult your healthcare provider for any questions about Meningococcal Meningitis and/or vaccination.
- Meiring S, Hussey G, Jeena P, et al. Recommendations for the use of meningococcal vaccines in South Africa, Southern African Journal of
Infectious Diseases 2017;32(3):82-86.
- Batista RS, Gomes AP, Gazineo JLD, et al. Meningococcal disease, a clinical and epidemiological review. Asian Pacific Journal
of Tropical Medicine 2017;10(11):1019-1029.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. Prevention and control of meningococcal disease:
recommendations for use of meningococcal vaccines in pediatric patients. Pediatrics 2005;116(2):496-505.
- Moore J. Meningococcal Disease Section 3: Diagnosis and Management: MeningoNI Forum. The Ulster Medical Journal 2018;87:94-98.
- Zunt JR, Kassebaum NJ, Blake N, et al, on behalf GBD 2016 Meningitis Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of meningitis, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurol 2018;17:1061-1082.
- Nadel S. Prospects for eradication of meningococcal disease. Arch Dis Child 2012;97:993-998.
- Noya F, McCormack D, Reynolds D, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of two doses of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine or one dose of meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine, both administered concomitantly with routine immunization to 12- to 18-month-old children. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2014;25(4):211-216.
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Importance of Vaccination
Vaccines protect against many different diseases and save millions of lives every year. We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, with vaccination being a key component of health care, critical to the prevention and control of disease outbreaks.1
Paediatric Pain and Fever
WHAT IS PAIN? Pain is an unpleasant sensation signalling an injury to some part of the body.1 Pain may be sharp or dull, intermittent or constant, or throbbing or steady. Sometimes pain is very difficult to describe. The intensity of pain can vary from mild to intolerable.1 Pain in children is often under-treated.2