ACIP recommends mass chemoprophylaxis combined with serogroup B meningococcal vaccines

  • June 27, 2014

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is developing new guidelines for state and local health officials to evaluate and manage serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreaks, according to information presented Thursday at the June meeting.

In response to recent outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease on college campuses, an ad-hoc meningococcal work group convened in January of 2014 to develop guidelines for use of meningococcal vaccines in an outbreak setting.

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