Vaccination against meningococcal disease in Europe: Review and recommendations for the use of conjugate vaccines

Caroline L. Trotter, Mary Ramsay*

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Abstract

At the end of 2005, six European countries had implemented public immunization campaigns with serogroup C conjugate vaccines, and all had experienced substantial declines in the incidence of serogroup C disease. A quadrivalent ACWY meningococcal vaccine is in use in the USA, but serogroup A is extremely rare in Europe and serogroups Y and W135 are infrequent causes of disease. This paper outlines recommendations on the use of conjugate vaccines in Europe based on the experience with meningococcal C conjugate (MCC) vaccines so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalFEMS Microbiology Reviews
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Europe
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Vaccine

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