CDC: 1/3 of Eligible Adolescents Received Recommended Meningococcal Booster in 2015

According to the annual vaccination report, only 33.3% of eligible adolescents received the CDC-recommended MenACWY booster vaccination to help protect against meningococcal meningitis, as compared to 81.3% of those teens who received the recommended first vaccination.

The second booster vaccination, recommended at 16 years of age, is important because data suggest that protection from the first dose wanes within 5 years in approximately half of immunized teens.