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How can children younger than age two years be protected from meningococcal disease?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Isolation: Isolate the infected patient routinely vaccinate all young children.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rare at this age: Meningococcal disease is rare in early infancy but various manufacturers pushing for adoption of the Meningococcal vaccine to the infant vaccine lineup.There has been difficulty creating a vaccine that would work that young but appears we may have reached that point.
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