Meningitis And HPV Vaccine: When To Get Your Child Vaccinated
March 25, 2015•9 min
With prompt diagnosis and treatment, 7 out of 10 children who get bacterial meningitis recover without any complications.Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation sometimes affects the brain itself.
With early diagnosis and proper treatment, a child with meningitis has a reasonable chance of a good recovery.Thanks to vaccines that protect against serious forms of bacterial meningitis, today most cases of meningitis are caused by viruses.Some types of bacterial meningitis can be prevented with vaccines.Listen in as Linda Reid, MD discusses meningitis and HPV vaccine, when should your child get it and what else should you and your physician know.