The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently voted in favor of a Category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination in adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 23 years.

The Category B recommendation states that vaccine decisions should be made by healthcare professionals based on individual patient risk. The ACIP also voted to include meningococcal group B vaccines in the CDC’s Vaccines for Children program for adolescents aged 16 to 18 years. 

In February 2015 the Committee voted to recommend serogroup B meningococcal vaccination for individuals aged 10 years and older who are at increased risk for meningococcal disease.

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The ACIP recommendations will be sent to the director of the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for review and approval. Currently, there are two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines — Bexsero (GlaxoSmithKline) and Trumenba (Pfizer) — that are approved by the FDA for meningococcal group B vaccination in individuals aged 10 to 25 years.

This article originally appeared on MPR