Use New Meningitis Vaccines Sparingly, Panel Advises

February 26, 2015 7:56 PM

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Two new meningitis vaccines just approved should only be used for vulnerable people and during outbreaks and not be given routinely to teens and college students, a federal panel of experts said Thursday.

It's a decision certain to anger parents who had been lobbying for wider use of the two vaccines, which protect against a strain of meningitis called meningitis B.

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