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Meningitis vaccines: What parents need to know

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Meningitis can be a very scary infection ó and vaccines can help prevent it. What is meningitis? The meninges are a membrane that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord. When that membrane gets inflamed, itís called meningitis. One of the ways this inflammation can happen is from infection. Common symptoms of an infection of the meninges are fever, headache, and a…

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