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FDA Approves Vaccine for Prevention of the Five Most Common Serogroups Causing Meningococcal Disease in Adolescents

October 30, 2023


On Oct. 20, 2023 Pfizer announced that PENBRAYA, its vaccine for meningococcal groups A, B, C, W, and Y, has been approved by FDA. According to Pfizer, PENBRAYA is the first and only vaccine to protect against the five most common serogroups that cause meningococcal disease in patients aged 10 through 25. PENBRAYA combines components from two meningococcal vaccines, Trumenba (meningococcal group B vaccine) and Nimenrix (meningococcal groups A, C, W-135, and Y conjugate vaccine). It is administered as a two-dose series given six months apart.

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