University Care in Fort Worth offers vaccines to fight illness, even for infections that are not as common as they were in the past. Today, meningococcal disease is at a historic low in the United States. Rates of meningococcal disease have been declining in the United States since the 1990s, with much of the decline seen since the routine use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. The meningococcal vaccine protects against the meningococcal bacteria which can cause serious infections such as meningitis, a brain fluid infection, and bloodstream infections. The meningococcal vaccines help protect people against the most common types of meningococcal disease that are seen in the United States, including Serogroups B, C, and Y. Ask our medical practitioners about this vaccine and protect yourself from illness and infection.
How it Works
The vaccine is made up of parts of the meningococcal bacteria that cannot cause infection. When you get the vaccine, your body makes antibodies to fight the meningococcal bacteria. These antibodies then help protect your body from infection if you come in contact with someone who has meningococcal disease.
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When to get Vaccinated
Most preteens (boys and girls) get a meningococcal vaccine when they are between 11-12 years old. A booster shot is recommended at age 16 or between 16-18.Other people who should get vaccinated are those who plan to travel to places where meningococcal disease is common (such as certain regions of Africa), people who may have come in contact with meningitis, anyone who has a disorder of their immune system, anyone whose spleen has been damaged or had surgery to remove it, and anyone who studies this disease in a lab.
What to Expect
Our team will examine your medical history to confirm if you are a candidate for this vaccine. Before the meningococcal vaccine can be given, a member of the UUC team will assess your current health condition, past medical problems, family history, and provide a thorough evaluation. If the patient is approved, the correct vaccine dosage will be selected, the injection site will be sterilized with alcohol, and the shot will be administered with a fine needle. There will be some slight redness and minor swelling in the injection area and some patients may experience minor side effects, such chills, a low-grade fever, or slight aches after the injection. This does subside in the first 24– 48 hours and patients can resume normal activities.
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Protect Your Health Today
University Urgent Care in Fort Worth serves the residents around the TCU campus, as well as families in the Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, and nearby areas. No appointment is needed and we recommend online check-in to create a more efficient experience. Immunizations are important to keep stay as healthy as possible year-round and that is why UCC offers various injections, including the meningococcal vaccine for patients seeking extra protection.