Meningococcal Vaccine

Meningococcal Vaccine in Bangkok

Meningococcal meningitis, a serious infection targeting the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, can strike anyone at any age. Fortunately, WellMed Bangkok Clinic offers the Menactra vaccine, a dependable and effective shield against this devastating illness.

Meningococcal Vaccine - WellMed Bangkok Clinic

The Menactra vaccine at WellMed

Spreading through respiratory droplets, meningococcal meningitis can cause rapid illness with symptoms like high fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and a stiff neck. In severe cases, it can lead to brain damage, hearing loss, and even death. Vaccination stands as the most effective defence against this life-threatening disease.

The Menactra vaccine is recommended for a broad range of individuals between 9 months and 55 years old, especially those at higher risk:

  • Travelers: Visiting areas with a high prevalence of meningococcal meningitis, such as parts of Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, necessitates vaccination.
  • Military Recruits: Living in close quarters increases the risk of exposure.
  • Teenagers and Young Adults: This age group naturally has a higher rate of meningococcal disease.
  • People with Certain Medical Conditions: Those with compromised immune systems or cochlear implants may benefit from vaccination.

The number of doses depends on age:

  • Children under 2 years old: Two doses are required, spaced 3 months apart.
  • Adults and children 2 years and older: A single dose is typically sufficient.

For those living in or frequently visiting high-risk areas, a booster dose every 4 years is recommended to maintain optimal protection.

At WellMed Bangkok Clinic, your health and well-being are our priority. Our doctors can advise you on the appropriate vaccinations for your destination, including Menactra for meningitis prevention. The vaccine is available for 3,100 baht per dose.

Don’t delay safeguarding yourself against meningococcal meningitis. Schedule an appointment or contact WellMed Bangkok Clinic today to learn more about the vaccine and ensure a secure and healthy travel experience.

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