What is meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine protects against four types (serogroups A, C, W, and Y) of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. Serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine protects against one type (serogroup B) of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria.

What does vis mean vaccine?

A VIS or Vaccine Information Statement is a document, produced by CDC, that informs vaccine recipients – or their parents or legal representatives – about the benefits and risks of a vaccine they are receiving.

How many meningococcal conjugate vaccines do you need?

Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is usually given only once to adults and children 2 years and older. You may need a booster dose if you have a high risk of meningococcal infection and it has been at least 4 years since you last received this vaccine. Younger children will need to receive 2 to 4 doses.

When do you give meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Vaccination with meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended: when kids are 11 or 12 years old, with a booster given at age 16. for teens 13–18 years old who haven’t been vaccinated yet.

How long is the meningococcal conjugate vaccine good for?

For children under the age of 7 years, administer a booster dose 3 years after completion of the primary series and every 5 years thereafter. For children 7 years old or older and adults, administer a booster dose 5 years after completion of the primary series and every 5 years thereafter.

Is there a vis for Twinrix?

-There is not a separate Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for Twinrix®.

Is meningococcal vaccine necessary?

Who should get the meningococcal vaccines? All children ages 11 through 12 years should receive meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) followed by a booster dose at age 16 years. Vaccination is also recommended for all adolescents ages 13 through 18 years who did not receive a dose at age 11-12 years.

At what age do babies get meningococcal vaccine?

CDC recommends MenACWY vaccination for children who are between 2 months and 10 years old if they: Have a rare type of immune disorder called complement component deficiency. Are taking a type of medicine called a complement inhibitor (for example, Soliris® or Ultomiris®)

What happens if you get the meningococcal vaccine twice?

Your son may have experienced redness, swelling, or soreness after these extra shots. But, children who get extra doses of any vaccine are, for the most part, at no extra risk than children who follow the regular schedule. All in all, the end result should only be more of a boost to his immune system.