Print and Multimedia
Video abstract: meningococcal disease among college-aged young adults: 2014–2016
Release date: 12/31/2018
Dr. Sarah Mbaeyi describes study findings that college students are at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease.
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CDC commentary: clarifying meningococcal booster dose recommendations
Release date: 1/16/2012
Dr. Amanda Cohn explains the rationale behind CDC’s recommendation that adolescents receive a booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine and answers frequently asked questions.
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CDC responds to meningitis in Burkina Faso
Release date: 5/2/2011
Epidemics of bacterial meningitis in Africa can affect hundreds of thousands of people and kill many thousands. CDC contributed to the development of an inexpensive vaccine. Now CDC is working with partners to ensure it is used where needed most and evaluated for effectiveness.
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This fact sheet describes common outcomes of meningococcal disease, a rare but very serious illness. It also describes who is at increased risk, how the bacteria that cause it spread, and recommendations for vaccination. Fact Sheet: Meningococcal Disease pdf icon[2 pages]
What people living with HIV need to know
People living with HIV are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and should get a meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Meningococcal Disease: What People Living with HIV Need to Know pdf icon[2 pages]pdf icon
Fact sheets by type (serogroup)
- Serogroups A, C, W, & Y meningococcal disease:
- Serogroup B meningococcal disease: What you need to know HTML | PDF pdf icon[2 Pages]
Fact sheet for parents
This fact sheet answer questions parents may have about vaccinating their child. Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens and Teens pdf icon[1 page]
Preteen vaccine campaign materials
Print materials about vaccines for preteens and teens, including meningococcal vaccines, are available on CDC’s Immunization Partners website. Flyers, Fact Sheets, and Posters
Meningococcal vaccines used in the United States
Two meningococcal vaccines (MenACWY and MenB) provide protection against the serogroups that cause most meningococcal disease in the United States. Meningococcal vaccines infographicimage icon
Meningitis in U.S. colleges
Release date: 4/29/2019
Dr. Heidi Soeters, an epidemiologist at CDC, discusses newest vaccines for preventing certain types of meningococcal diseases.
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Meningococcal immunizations for preteens and teens
Release date: 8/11/2015
This podcast provides information about vaccine recommendations to help prevent meningococcal disease in preteens and teens.
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Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Materials
National Meningitis Association’s Pre-Teen Vaccine Campaign