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Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.1 There are six common serogroups of bacteria that cause most meningococcal disease worldwide - A, B, C, W, X and Y.2 


An overview of meningococcal disease, including the cause, transmission, mechanism of action, disease progression and symptoms. 

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal vaccines help to protect against different serogroups of Neisseria meningitidis.3

Learn more about prevention
References:European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Factsheet about meningococcal disease. Available at: Last Accessed August 2022.Mbaeyi, S., Duffy, J., McNamara, L.A. Meningococcal Disease. In: Hall, E., Wodi, A.P., Hamborsky J, et al., eds. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 14th ed. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washington DC: Public Health Foundation; 2021.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevention. Available at: Last Accessed August 2022.

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Adverse events should also be reported to Pfizer Medical Information on 1800 633 363

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