"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Menactra in children as young as 9 months for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menac"...
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Known hypersensitivity to any component of Menactra (polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine) vaccine including diphtheria toxoid, or a life-threatening reaction after previous administration of a vaccine containing similar components,16 are contraindications to vaccine administration.
Known hypersensitivity to dry natural rubber latex (see WARNINGS section) is a contraindication to vaccine administration.
16. Ball R, et al. Safety Data on Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. CID 2001;32:1273-1280.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/30/2007
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