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  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • For People with Risk Factors

A 32-year-old patient with ulcerative colitis is taking high-dose immunosuppressive medications (6-mercaptopurine). Should he receive meningococcal vaccine?

There is no specific indication for meningococcal vaccine in this patient. He is older than 21 years, and the risk–based recommendations are restricted to specific forms of altered immunocompetence (persistent complement component deficiency, functional or anatomic asplenia, use of eculizumab [Soliris] or ravulizumab [Ultomiris]) and HIV infection) and do not include other forms of altered immunocompetence.

Last reviewed: July 15, 2023

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