Adolescent Medicine

Teens with HIV should receive a two-dose meningococcal vaccine primary series.

ACIP updates meningococcal vaccine policy

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have approved new recommendations for the use of 
quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines in adolescents and in people who are at persistent high risk of meningococcal disease.

School soda bans ineffective

State policies to ban soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages in efforts to reduce adolescent obesity did not reduce overall consumption, and only modestly reduced in-school access and student purchasing behaviors.

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