Medical Information Newborns thru Teen Years


Recommended Immunization Schedule

Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB)

Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines

Two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines — Bexsero® and Trumenba® — have been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These vaccines are recommended routinely for people 10 years or older who are at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal infections, including:

  • People at risk because of a serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak
  • Anyone whose spleen is damaged or has been removed
  • Anyone with a rare immune system condition called "persistent complement component deficiency"
  • Anyone taking a drug called eculizumab (also called Soliris®)
  • Microbiologists who routinely work with isolates of N. meningitidis

These vaccines may also be given to anyone 16 through 23 years old to provide short term protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease; 16 through 18 years are the preferred ages for vaccination.

For best protection, more than 1 dose of a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine is needed. The same vaccine must be used for all doses. Ask your health care provider about the number and timing of doses.

For more information, please go to the CDC's VIS or call your child's home office to speak with the triage nurse.

Recommended ages for this vaccine:

  • 16-18 years