What are the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines for the use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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One vaccine protects against 4 strains of N meningitidis. As of February 2008, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) no longer recommends routine immunization of children with this vaccine, but the ACIP continues to recommend routine immunization of teenagers and all children or adults at increased risk. [46]

In 2010, the ACIP issued updated recommendations for the use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. Two recommendations focus on the routine vaccination of adolescents and on a primary series of vaccinations of persons aged 2-55 years with certain risk factors for meningococcal infection. [47]


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