Brian Thompson

  • Meningitis Vaccine

    According to the CDC, there are two types of meningococcal vaccines available in the United States. The first is the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, or Menomune. The second is the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, which is otherwise referred to as Menactra, Menveo, and MenHibrix. Both vaccines work to prevent four types of meningococcal disease, including two of the three types that are most common in the United States. There are other, less common types of meningitis that the vaccines are unable to protect against. How does...