Help protect your adolescent patients from meningococcal disease

have caused most cases of meningococcal disease in the United States9:
A, C, W, Y, and B
Serogroup B alone contributes to a significant number of cases of meningococcal disease.10
help protect against the 5 vaccine-preventable serogroups1
Your adolescent patients need 2 different types of vaccines to help protect them from meningococcal disease—one for serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y and one for serogroup B1

In patients aged <1 to ≥65 years, from 2005-2014; N=867.
Includes serogroup W-135 and serogroups unable to be identified.
Vaccination may not protect all recipients.

References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal vaccination for adolescents: Information for healthcare professionals. Reviewed July 26, 2019. Accessed March 18, 2020. 2. Meningococcal disease. In: Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe S, eds. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 13th ed. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2015;261-278. Accessed July 12, 2018. 3. Thompson MJ, Ninis N, Perera R, et al. Clinical recognition of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents. Lancet. 2006;367(9508):397-403. 4. Pelton SI. Meningococcal disease awareness: clinical and epidemiological factors affecting prevention and management in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2010;46:S9-S15. 5. Slack R, Hawkins KC, Gilhooley L, Addison GM, Lewis MA, Webb NJA. Long-term outcome of meningococcal sepsis-associated acute renal failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005;6(4):477-479. 6. Vyse A, Anonychuk A, Jäkel A, et al. The burden and impact of severe and long-term sequelae of meningococcal disease. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2013;11(6):597-604. 7. Cohn AC, MacNeil JR, Clark TA, et al. Prevention and control of meningococcal disease: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR. 2013;62(RR-2):1-28. 8. MacNeil J, Cohn A. Meningococcal disease. In: Roush SW, Baldy LM, eds. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 6th ed. Updated April 1, 2014. Accessed July 12, 2018. 9. Meningococcal disease: causes and transmission. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Updated June 11, 2015. Accessed July 12, 2018. 10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Active bacterial core surveillance (ABCs). Neisseria meningitidis, 2005-2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed July 12, 2018.

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