Meningitis: An Overview and More

The main vaccine used to protect against all four serogroups or strains of Neisseria meningitidis , a bacterium that can cause meningitis; The serogroups are called A, C, W, and Y. The CDC recommends the MenACWY vaccine for all children and adolescents, with a starting dose between 11 and 12 years of age, followed by a booster shot at 16 years of age .

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