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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017

Dispatch

Emergency Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program for Teenagers to Control Group W Meningococcal Disease, England, 2015–2016

Helen CampbellComments to Author , Michael Edelstein, Nick Andrews, Ray Borrow, Mary Ramsay, and Shamez Ladhani
Author affiliations: Public Health England, London, UK (H. Campbell, M. Edelstein, N. Andrews, M. Ramsay, S. Ladhani); Public Health England, Manchester, UK (R. Borrow); St. George’s University of London, London (S. Ladhani)

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Table 1

Scheduling of meningococcal ACWY vaccination routines and 3-year catch-up vaccination programs, England*

Birth cohort School year (age, y, at end of 2014–15 academic year on 2015 Aug 31) Earliest school year at time of vaccination and type of vaccine received
2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
2003 Sep 1–2004 Aug 31 6 (11) NA NA NA Y9 ACWY†
2002 Sep 1–2003 Aug 31 7 (12) NA NA Y9 ACWY†
2001 Sep 1–2002 Aug 31 8 (13) NA Y9 ACWY†
2000 Sep 1–2001 Aug 31 9 (14) Y9 MenC§ NA Y11 ACWY¶
1999 Sep 1–2000 Aug 31 10 (15) NA Y11 ACWY¶
1998 Sep 1–1999 Aug 31 11 (16) NA NA Y13 ACWY#
1997 Sep 1–1998 Aug 31 12 (17) NA Y13 ACWY#
1996 Sep 1–1997 Aug 31 13 (18; those who left school in 2015) Y13 ACWY#

*NA, not applicable; Y, year.
†New routine schedule MenACWY vaccination.
‡Completed MenACWY vaccination of cohort.
§Routine schedule MenC vaccination.
¶School-based MenACWY catch-up cohorts.
#General medical practice–based MenACWY catch-up cohorts.

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