CDC Panel Votes to Add Meningitis Booster Dose

In an October 27, 2010 article, Reuters announced that panel of federal vaccine experts narrowly voted to add a booster dose of a meningitis vaccine to teens at age 16.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to add a booster dose of the vaccine at age 16 to address waning immunity among older teens against meningococcal bacteria that causes meningitis.

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