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COVID & Meningitis Vaccinations

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: May 24, 2021 | Replies (5)

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Hi @chintumitra1 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. In the Connect forum, we’re not medical professionals so we can’t diagnose health problems. However, we can share our own personal experiences and valuable insights we’ve gleaned along the way to help give answers.

Believe it or not, at age 67 I’m having to get all of my childhood, adolescent, young adult and “Old” people vaccinations. Because of a new immune system from having a bone marrow transplant, I get to start from scratch. Adulting is hard!! LOL Since October, I’ve had over 22 vaccinations so I’ve become a bit of an authority on the subject. ☺️

From my experience with receiving my vaccinations at the Mayo Clinic and the guidelines I had to follow, your daughter can have all the vaccinations. However, there should be 30 days between the meningitis vaccination (or any vaccinations) and the covid vaccines. And, depending on which covid vaccination she receives they have their own timeframe.

In my opinion, she could have the covid vacs first. After the final covid vaccination wait 30 days and then schedule her meningitis vaccination. Should be good timing before she’s off to college. Is this helpful for you?
And…how are YOU doing with sending your baby off to college? 😉

Such a time of anxiety for moms and offspring! Lori
Below is an excerpt from the CDC on spacing between covid vaccinations:
“If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should get your second shot 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first.
If you received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, you should get your second shot 4 weeks (or 28 days) after your first.
You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary. You should not get the second dose early. ​There is currently limited information on the effectiveness of receiving your second shot earlier than recommended or later than 6 weeks after the first shot.
However, if you do receive your second shot of COVID-19 vaccine earlier or later than recommended, you do not have to restart the vaccine series. This guidance might be updated as more information becomes available.”

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Hello @loribmt! Thank you so much for your detailed and genuine response. It’s certainly tough sending my first child off to college- trying to hold off on the tears. I regret not finishing off the vaccinations earlier as it seems my daughter will be spending all summer getting these shots. 🙁

Just curious- why do you recommend getting COVID vaccinations before the meningitis one? Is it safer that way or is it simply more efficient?

Appreciate your help. Thank you again! 🙂