Can you get a meningitis shot at CVS?

Can you get a meningitis shot at CVS?

1. We offer more than just flu shots. While vaccine availability may vary by state, all of our CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations offer most of the vaccinations commonly recommended by the CDC, including pneumonia, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B.

Is meningitis vaccine mandatory in Texas?

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, state law (Texas Education Code §51.9192) requires students who will be under age 22 on their first day of class at a public, private or independent institution of higher education in Texas to provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis.

Can you get a meningitis shot at Walgreens?

Vaccinations are available daily without an appointment and may be covered by insurance. Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer the new meningitis B vaccines (Bexsero® or Trumenba®) in most states to individuals ages 10 through 25.

What meningitis shot is required for college?

CDC recommends a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine for first-year college students living in residence halls. If they received it before their 16th birthday, they need a booster shot for maximum protection before going to college.

Where do you get your meningitis shot?

The preferred site for infants and young children is the vastus lateralis muscle in the anterolateral thigh. The preferred injection site in older children and adults is the deltoid muscle. Use a needle length appropriate for the age and size of the person receiving the vaccine.

Which meningitis vaccine is required for college in Texas?

Texas Pre-College Vaccination Requirements The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires all students attending 7th through 12th grades to have one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after the student’s 11th birthday, or show valid proof of exemption.

Is the booster shot free?

The booster shot is free, regardless of your immigration or health insurance status. If you get billed, contest it with your vaccine provider or report it by calling 1-800-HHS-TIPS.

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