Meningitis B vaccine - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 02-16-2014, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
minerva23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down by the riverside
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/princeton-begins-meningitis-vaccinations-under-shadow-ucsb-amputation-f2D11702862

 

Brandname is Bexsero and apparently it has not been approved by the FDA/CDC for the US market but because of the outbreaks in princeton and on the west coast (were it is not being used) an exemption was made so students now are receiving these shots. It has been approved for use in Europe though.

 

Doing research on some other topic, I came across this from the UK:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/224896/JCVI_interim_statement_on_meningococcal_B_vaccination_for_web.pdf

 

There it is not recommended as a routine vax due to cost-effectiveness, lack of efficacy rates and fast waning antibodies plus an increase in fever cases if added to the regular baby vaccine schedule.

 

The German Vaccine Commission is not recommending it either: http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2013/Ausgaben/49_13.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

 

Also based on the above plus side effects that need to be determined further especially the incidents on Kawasaki Syndrome.

The vaccine has been tested in a small group of only 5,000 infants and 2,500 youth/adults so far.

applejuice likes this.

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
―Socrates

minerva23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 2 Old 02-16-2014, 02:45 PM
 
rachelsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 1,559
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)

There are trials going on here (Canada) to try to get meningitis B vaccine licensed.  I wonder if there are trials going on in the US too. 

 

http://www.dal.ca/news/today/2014/01/15/research_study.html

applejuice likes this.
rachelsmama is offline  
Reply

Tags
Vaccinations

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off