Is There New Meningitis Vaccine?

Q:
Is there new meningitis vaccine?

A:
Yes, there is. Meningitis B vaccine is a new type of meningitis vaccine. It provides children with protection against the meningococcal B bacteria.

Meningitis B vaccine is necessary because infection of it among children is the most common one. It’s also called serogroup B meningococcal vaccine or Bexsero.
Babies who are 8 weeks old are recommended to receive the vaccine. When they are 16 weeks old, they need a second shot. Then a booster dose one year later. People who age from 16 to 23 can also use the vaccine.

 

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