ALL-CAUSE MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE: TIME TO EXPAND MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINATION POLICIES TO MATCH CURRENT TRENDS

MEETING REPORT 2019

Meningitis continues to be a serious threat to public health and is a disease that can often result in life-changing side effects. Also, it’s clear that different serogroups require very different vaccination strategies. However, there is still a great debate on which type of vaccine each country should choose to use and what is the appropriate age to focus on. Apart from infants, the Working Group concluded that great care should also be given to adolescents, elderly people and immunocompromised individuals. The current political will should change to take more drastic measures in eliminating meningitis globally.

(Organised at the 11th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference, on December 5, 2019)

 

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