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ACIP: All patients ages 16-23 should get MenB vaccination

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued a recommendation that all patients ages 16-23 receive serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Previously, the recommendation covered only patients ages 10 and older at high risk of contracting MenB. "[T]his is a very deadly disease that's devastating for families, and if we didn't have a B recommendation (and, consequently, mandatory insurance coverage), there would be inequity as to who could afford it," said AAFP liaison to the ACIP Jamie Loehr, M.D. ACIP also issued recommendations for the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. AAFP News (07/01)


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