Meningococcal Vaccines: Polysaccharide and Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines - WHO Position Paper

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes essential background information on meningococcal meningitis and vaccines against the disease. It also includes the current World Health Organization (WHO) position concerning the use of vaccines against meningitis in the global context, with particular emphasis on internationally available meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines and polysaccharide conjugate vaccines. In 2011, the WHO issued an updated recommendation for the use of meningococcal vaccines, which replaces this position paper.

Author(s): World Health Organization

Published: 2002

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