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Meningococcal booster needed at age 16 years to increase duration of protection

KEY POINT

Results of a case-control study published online in Pediatrics showed that vaccine effectiveness of a single dose of meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccine in adolescents appeared to decrease over time, with the lowest rate of protection observed toward the end of the study, from 3 to 8 years after vaccination.

SOURCES

Cohn A, et al. Effectiveness and duration of protection of one dose of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatrics. 2017;139(2):[Epub ahead of print].