"Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 through 18 years old in the United States. Meningitis is an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningococ"...
Before administration of Menomune - A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, health-care providers should inform the patient, parent or guardian of the benefits and risks of the vaccine. The health-care provider should provide the Vaccine Information Statements, which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given with each immunization. Patients, parents, or guardians should be instructed to report adverse reactions to their health-care provider.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2014
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