Meningitis Vaccinations

When you’re preparing for international travel, be sure to schedule an appointment for appropriate vaccinations before you depart.

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a rare disease caused by either bacteria or a virus. Bacterial Meningitis is more severe than the viral disease, and it can cause long-term damage or even death if left untreated.

How do people contract Meningitis?

The disease can be passed through contact with air droplets from a person who has the disease.

Where is Meningitis typically found?

Most cases of Meningitis occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, although parts of South America and Asia have also had epidemics of the disease.

Is Meningitis preventable?

Bacterial Meningitis can be prevented with vaccines that target the three types of bacteria that cause the disease.

Why should I get a Meningitis vaccination?

Meningitis needs to be treated very quickly after the disease is contracted to avoid serious complications. Getting a vaccine is a much better method of protecting yourself from this contagious illness.

Where can I get a Meningitis vaccination?

Executive Health Services, Inc. offers potentially life-saving vaccines, including the Meningitis vaccine, for those who are preparing to travel.

Who should I speak to about a Meningitis vaccination appointment?

When you call us toll-free at 800-ASPIRIN or 215-235-3000, you will always be connected to one of our friendly, live representatives, no matter what time you call.

Meningitis may begin as a headache or neck ache accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting. If left untreated, it can result in seizures, coma, or even death. That is why vaccination is necessary before traveling to areas where the disease is common.

 

 

 



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