Friday, February 18, 2011

Booster for Meningitis Shot Recommended

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for 2011 is recommending to give a booster to all teenagers who had the meningococcal vaccine.

Routine recommendation between 11-12 years of age and a booster at 16 years.
Adolescents who receive their first dose between 13-15 years of age should receive a booster between 16 to 18 years old.
If patient is at risk for meningococcal disease and are between 2-54 year of age a 2-dose primary series should be administered at least 2 months apart.

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