Meningococcus is a germ that causes meningitis in children and adults. We do not know if this is a common cause of meningitis in Pakistan or not as epidemiological studies have not been conducted. Vaccine against meningococcus are now available in Pakistan. Since the burden of disease caused by meningococcus is unknown in Pakistan, the likely impact of this vaccine is also not clear.
This vaccine can be given as a single injection in people 2 -55 years of age.