FDA approves meningitis vaccine for 9-month-old infants

Source: LA Times

A meningitis vaccine already in use has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children as young as 9 months old.

The two-dose vaccine, Menactra, which produces antibodies against a strain of meningococcus bacteria, was approved in 2005 for 11- to 55-year-olds and in 2007 for 2-year-olds.

Though meningitis cases are relatively rare—about 1,000 to 2,600 cases per year—the disease can be deadly.

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