Vaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate
according to current medical guidelines for vaccine use.
If anti-HBs is less than 10mIU/mL (negative), the patient is unprotected from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection; revaccinate
with a 3-dose series.
Says Hornberger, "If it only lasts 5 years, and then you have to revaccinate
, then it certainly isn't cost-effective in any population.
Farmers who took the decision to vaccinate last year will also need to revaccinate
in 2009," said Dr Glossop.
A potentially safer alternative for protecting infants, he says, is to revaccinate
family members and other people likely to have contact with the babies.
The most conservative approach is to revaccinate
if a patient received vaccine that had been stored at improper temperatures, he said.
once after 5 years or more have elapsed since initial