Do you involve patients and parents in the decision to vaccinate against meningococcal serogroup B disease (MenB)? If it’s not a part of your protocol, you may not be following the latest CDC recommendation.
CDC recently published an updated vaccination schedule with guidelines for meningitis B vaccination.
The best way to achieve shared clinical decision-making is to have a discussion about MenB. Remember that patients and parents may not know what MenB is—that’s why it’s important for you to start the conversation.
CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Immunization schedules: Recommended child and adolescent immunization schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf. Updated February 3, 2020. Accessed February 6, 2020. 2. Resources for adult vaccination insurance and payment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/for-practice/insurance-payment.html. Reviewed May 2, 2016. Accessed March 12, 2020. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vaccines for Children Program: Vaccines to prevent meningococcal disease. Resolution No. 6/19-7. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/downloads/resolutions/2019-6-7-mening-508.pdf. Effective June 27, 2019. Accessed February 4, 2020.
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