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Patients, parents or guardians should be fully informed of the benefits and risks of immunization with Menomune (meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine) -A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine.
Patients, parents or guardians should be instructed to report any serious adverse reactions to their health-care provider.
As part of the patient's immunization record, the date, lot number and manufacturer of the vaccine administered should be recorded.22,23,24
22. CDC. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act: requirements for permanent vaccination records and for reporting of selected events after vaccination. MMWR 37: 197-200, 1988
23. Food and Drug Administration. New reporting requirements for vaccine adverse events. FDA Drug Bull 18 (2), 16-18, 1988
24. CDC. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System - United States. MMWR 39: 730-733, 1990
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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