February 26, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a unanimous recommendation for use of meningococcal group B vaccines to vaccinate high-risk groups in the United States.

January 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced approval for Bexsero, a vaccine intended to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 years through 25 years of age.


September 9, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Menactra [meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine] as a booster vaccination against meningococcal disease in people ages 15 years through 55 years. 

July 30, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines in children and adolescents, according to the online issue of Pediatrics.

July 30, 2014

Pfizer on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s portfolio of marketed vaccines for $635 million.

June 17, 2014

Novartis on Tuesday announced that it had submitted a biologic license application to the Food and Drug Administration for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero.

August 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against meningococcal disease for use among patients of a broader age range than before.

June 13, 2013

Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, has announced the launch of Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy, a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease.

November 7, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has prepared all of its Texas-based clinics for an increased demand for the meningococcal vaccine for bacterial meningitis following a bill signed into law last May, whereby Texas will become the first state in the country to require that all college students receive one dose or booster of the meningococcal vaccine for bacterial meningitis.

October 11, 2011

A lot has been happening at Swiss drug maker Novartis in the realm of vaccines.

August 4, 2011

Meningococcal meningitis is rare but can kill preteens and teenagers in as little as a day. Yet many kids still engage in behaviors that put them at risk of contracting the disease despite not being vaccinated.

April 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease in children as young as 9 months old, the agency said.

April 15, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is participating in a new docudrama that debuts on Animal Planet beginning Friday at 9 p.m., the agency announced earlier this week.

February 9, 2011

Supervalu on Wednesday announced the supermarket chain had plenty of shingles vaccinations on hand, despite current reports about a shortage of the vaccinations.

February 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novartis vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease in children, the Swiss drug maker said.

October 25, 2010

An investigative vaccine made by Novartis appears to offer good protection against meningococcal disease in...

August 25, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application from Sanofi Pasteur to expand the...

July 12, 2010

Nurses and health officials in Florida have joined a campaign to educate parents about the...

May 3, 2010

NBA Cares is continuing its efforts to encourage teens to get vaccinated to prevent contracting...

March 28, 2010

The charitable arm of the NBA is expanding its education program about adolescent vaccinations to...

March 24, 2010

The charitable arm of the NBA is sending a basketball star out to educate parents...

February 21, 2010

Novartis has received Food and Drug Administration approval for a vaccine for meningococcal disease, the...