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3h.3 How effective is the meningococcal vaccine?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3h.3 How effective is the meningococcal vaccine?

The current vaccine not highly immunogenic in children under 2, or
very long lasting, and it is children under 2 who have the highest
rate of the disease. Research is being done on conjugate vaccines
which would produce a greater immune response. Global cooperation
would be needed to make these affordable in developing
countries. (Williams, 1997)

 

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