ACIP will consider MenB vaccine booster doses
for persons at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease as data become available.
Seroepidemiologic studies assessing levels of antidiphtheria antibodies in adults who received a booster dose
of vaccine * Study population Ref.
27 at 1st week to 160 at 3rd week then decreased to80 at 2nd week post booster dose
, then increased to 160 at 3rd week after booster dose
, while the titer after challenge became 80.
A booster dose
of the vaccine was injected after 30 days of priming.
The age was not lowered because of a concern about vaccine supply and the uncertainty about the possible need for a booster dose
if administered at age 50.
Participants who had completed the primary series vaccination were eligible to receive a booster dose
of the same vaccine at 18-19 months of age.
Following that vote, ACIP also voted to include the booster dose
under the federal Vaccines for Children program.
It was decided in conjunction with HPA guidelines that 78 staff who had been in close contact with the patient should be offered antibiotics and a booster dose
of the vaccine against diphtheria.
Wales is achieving high levels of pneumococcal vaccination and the launch of this report provides another opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and to emphasise the need for continued uptake of the vaccine, particularly the booster dose
, in all communities in Wales.
ONE child in six in Wales is without protection from potentially life-threatening disease after missing the booster dose
of a vaccine.
The pneumococcal vaccine given to infants at two and four months with a booster dose
at 13 months of age protects against seven types of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
To combat any threat from the disease, family doctors in Sandwell are to launch a first campaign in the borough since 2003 to offer a new booster dose
of Hib vaccine for every child between the ages of six months and four years.