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Meningococcal Vaccines: WHO Position Paper, November 2011

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes the World Health Organization's recommendations on meningococcal vaccines. It incorporates the most recent developments in the field of meningococcal vaccines, including updates on epidemiology and the different types of vaccines available, to guide the introduction and use of these vaccines in national immunization schedules. This 2011 update replaces their earlier recommendation from 2002. In addition, in 2015, the WHO issued updated guidance to supplement this recommendation.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

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Resource types: Newsletter/article

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global