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MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Menactra, Menveo
USES: This vaccine is used to help prevent serious, sometimes fatal, infections (meningitis, meningococcemia) caused by a certain bacteria (Neisseria meningitidis). These infections are very serious and may cause severe problems (hearing loss, brain/nerve problems, paralysis, blindness, seizures, loss of limbs) even with proper antibiotic treatment. Therefore, preventing these infections through vaccination is very important.
This vaccine contains parts from the bacteria (Neisseria meningitidis). It works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the bacteria.
HOW TO USE: Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult your health care provider.
This vaccine is given by injection into the muscle by a health care professional. Depending on your age, the vaccine is given either as a single dose or in 2 doses.
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