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  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • For People with Risk Factors

We have a 68-year-old who has been asplenic since 2009. She had one dose of meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) in 2009, but no subsequent dose. She is now due for a booster. Should she receive 2 doses of MenACWY, 2 months apart, to catch up, or just one dose?

This situation is not addressed in the ACIP guidelines for meningococcal conjugate vaccine. It is the CDC meningococcal subject matter expert’s opinion that this patient should receive 2 doses of MenACWY separated by at least 8 weeks, followed by a booster dose of MenACWY every 5 years thereafter. The concern is that having had only MPSV4 (Menomune, Sanofi, discontinued in 2017) previously, she may not have an adequate booster response to a single dose of MenACWY.

Last reviewed: July 15, 2023

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