First statewide meningococcal B vaccine program in infants, children and adolescents: evidence for implementation in South Australia


Serogroups B, C, W and Y cause most IMD cases in Australia. The highest incidence occurs in children under 5 years of age. A second peak occurs in adolescents and young adults, which is also the age of highest carriage prevalence of N. meningitidis. Program evaluation of vaccine effectiveness against IMD is important. 


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the review.
  • List main recommendations.
  • Recognise changes in management as a result of the review.


Authors: Helen S Marshall, Noel Lally, Louise Flood, Paddy Phillips

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Infectious Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Pharmacist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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