Prevention and control of meningococcal disease, and Meningococcal disease and college students; recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Published Date:June 30, 2000
Corporate Authors:United States, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases.
Health And Hygiene
Prevention & Control
College Students/Health And Hygiene
Disease Outbreaks/Prevention & Control
Meningococcal Infections/Prevention & Control
Series:MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 49, no. RR-7
Description:Prevention and control of meningococcal disease: This report summarizes and updates an earlier published statement issued by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices concerning the control and prevention of meningococcal disease (MMWR 1997:46[No. RR-5]:1-21) and provides updated recommendations regarding the use of meningococcal vaccine.
Meningococcal disease and college students: This report provides information regarding the modestly increased risk for meningococcal disease among college freshmen, particularly those who live in dormitories or residence halls. It presents recommendations developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the education of students and parents about meningococcal disease and the polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine so that they can make informed decisions regarding vaccination.
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