"A unique type of poster placed in exam rooms helped reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory infections during flu season. The approach could help reduce costs and extend the usefulness of these drugs.
Vaccine Information Statements are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization to the patient, parent, or guardian. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/vaccines.)
Inform the patients, parents or guardians about:
- Potential benefits and risks of immunization with Menactra vaccine.
- Potential for adverse reactions that have been temporally associated with administration of Menactra vaccine or other vaccines containing similar components.
- Reporting any adverse reactions to their healthcare provider.
- The Sanofi Pasteur Inc. pregnancy registry, as appropriate.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/12/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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