• Meningococcal ACWY
  • Vaccine Recommendations

ACIP recommends that adolescents who receive the first dose of MenACWY at age 13 through 15 years receive a one-time booster dose at age 16 through 18 years. Given how hard it is to get teens into a medical office, is it okay to give the doses close together if the opportunity arises or should we try to space it out as far as possible (age 18)?

If the first dose is given at age 13 through 15 years, you can give the booster dose as early as age 16 years, with a minimum interval of 8 weeks from the previous dose. So even if the patient was vaccinated at age 15 years 11 months, you could wait at least 8 weeks and then give the booster at age 16 years 1 month (or later).

Last reviewed: March 24, 2024

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