Your child may already have received a meningitis vaccine when they were younger. But that doesn’t mean they are protected against Meningitis B. The meningitis vaccine most people receive covers meningitis groups ACWY but not B. The vaccine was not available until 2014. MemB can cause an infection of the membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. It can also cause septicemia, a serious infection of the bloodstream. It is not a regularly covered vaccine Suggested for 16-23-year-olds. Check with your doc.