Meningococcal meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but potentially devastating bacterial infection. The disease can kill in a matter of hours or cause severe long-term sequelae with devastating effects on the individuals and their families.
At Sanofi Pasteur, we believe in a world where no one suffers or dies from vaccine preventable diseases and that everyone should have access to the broadest protection. Building on 40 years of science-led research in meningococcal infection, we are developing new vaccines to further expand protection of individuals, from infant to older adults, worldwide.

World Immunization Week

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Routine Vaccination Programs

Despite the unpredictability and severity of the disease, given the low incidence of the disease, routine immunization programs tend to focus on the populations with higher risk of meningococcal meningitis leaving room for outbreaks in unprotected populations.
The early symptoms of meningoccal meningitis can be misleading as they look like flu. If you suspect meningitis, seek medical attention immediately 4

40 years fighting meningococcal meningitis

World free from meningitis by 2030

We are committed to playing our part in achieving the WHO and Meningitis Research Foundation stated vision of a world free from meningitis by 2030. 


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