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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015

The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.

Bexsero (Novartis) is the second vaccine to receive accelerated approval from the FDA to prevent this disease, following an earlier meningococcal serogroup B vaccine in October 2014. Prior to these approvals, existing approved meningococcal vaccines in the United States covered only four of the five main serogroups of N. meningitidis bacteria that cause meningococcal disease: A, C, Y and W.

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