• My child has already been vaccinated against meningitis. Why would they need BEXSERO?

    There are different types of meningitis vaccines. The 5 vaccine-preventable groups of bacterial meningitis in the United States are A, C, W, Y, and B. The meningitis vaccine your child may have received when they were younger didn’t cover meningitis B, since a vaccine for meningitis B wasn’t available until late 2014. It’s important to ask your teen's doctor about their meningitis vaccination options.

  • What is meningitis B and how can BEXSERO help protect against it?

    Meningococcal group B disease ( also known as meningitis B ) is an uncommon but serious disease that is caused by a bacterial infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. It can also cause a severe infection of the blood called meningococcal septicemia.

    BEXSERO is a vaccine indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B and is approved for use in individuals 10 through 25 years of age.

    BEXSERO is the only meningitis B vaccine that can be completed in as fast as 1 month with just 2 doses.

  • Why do teens and young adults have higher rates of meningitis B?

    About 1 in 10 young adults carry the bacterium that causes meningitis B – usually without symptoms – and may spread it to others. Also, the disease can spread from person to person through close contact, such as coughing or kissing, or living in close quarters. It’s important to remember that meningitis B is unpredictable, occurring in otherwise healthy individuals without any known risk factors. It can progress quickly and can sometimes be fatal within 24 hours. About 1 in 10 people infected with meningitis B will die.

  • Why are so many teens and young adults not vaccinated against meningitis B?

    A vaccine for meningitis B wasn’t available until late 2014; that’s why most 16- to 23-year-olds haven’t been vaccinated against this type of meningitis.

  • I’ve already received my first dose of BEXSERO. What is the BEXSERO schedule for the second dose?

    It’s important to receive both doses of BEXSERO at least one month apart.

    Sign up for 2nd Dose Reminders and we’ll help you remember when it’s time to schedule your next appointment and get the 2nd dose.

  • Can the vaccine cause meningococcal disease?

    No, the vaccine is designed to help prevent meningitis B and cannot cause meningococcal disease.