Meningitis is a condition in which a virus or bacteria causes the tissue around the brain and spinal cord get inflamed, which can be very painful and cause seizures. The most common symptoms are fever, neck stiffness, and headache. Meningitis is spread by coughing, sneezing, and kissing. A serious infection can lead to brain damage.
Menactra® is a one-time meningitis vaccine that prevents some bacterial meningitis infections. It is recommended for people from 2 to 55 years old, and especially for those between the ages of 15 and 19, as well as college freshman living in the dorms. Ask your Bartell Drugs pharmacist for more details.
Find stores offering the Menactra® vaccine.