Make prevention a priority by vaccinating against meningococcal disease

Get to know the most common serogroups in the US

 

Currently, there are 5 vaccine-preventable serogroups of meningococcal disease in the United States: A, C, W, Y, and B.1 In the US, most cases of meningococcal disease have been caused by serogroups B, C, and Y.1

 

Prevalence of Meningococcal Disease by Serogroup in the US2,*

                                                                                                                     N=563

                                                   

*In patients aged <1 to ≥65 years, from 2009-2018.

Includes W and serogroups unable to be identified.

Help protect appropriate patients with 2 different types of vaccines

 

Your appropriate patients need 2 different types of vaccines to help protect them from meningococcal disease—one for serogroups A, C, W, and Y, and one for serogroup B.3

 

To learn more about the different types of vaccines, click on the following:

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CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; MenB=meningococcal serogroup B disease; MenACWY=meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y disease.

 

References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease: causes and spread to others. http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/causes-transmission.html. Updated May 31, 2019. Accessed January 16, 2020. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs). Neisseria meningitidis, 2009-2018. http://www.cdc.gov/abcs/reports-findings/surv-reports.html. Updated April 5, 2019. Accessed January 13, 2020. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal vaccination for adolescents: Information for healthcare professionals. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/hcp/adolescent-vaccine.html. Updated July 26, 2019. Accessed January 16, 2020.  

 

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