Trumenba is a vaccine for individuals ages 10 through 25 to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis group B. Meningitis B is caused by bacteria that is spread through common adolescent behavior, like sharing cups or utensils, and communal living. Symptoms often seem like the flu, but meningitis B can become deadly within just 24 hours. There is a 5th strain so even if your child has been vaccinated for meningococcal disease (MCV4), he or she may not be vaccinated against meningitis B. Before 2014, there were no approved vaccines in the US for meningitis B.Even if your child has been vaccinated for meningococcal disease (MCV4), he or she may not be vaccinated against meningitis B. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding this vaccine.
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