meningococcal vaccine


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meningococcal vaccine

Any of the vaccines prepared from bacterial polysaccharides from certain types of meningococci. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines A, C, Y, and W135 are available for preventing diseases caused by those serogroups. A vaccine for meningococcal serogroup B is not available.

Patient care

All adolescents should initially receive meningococcal vaccine at age 11 or 12, and a booster at age 16. Patients with complement deficiencies, HIV, or asplenia should received two doses two months apart, beginning as early as age 2.

See: acute meningococcal meningitis
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MenACWY vaccination * Yes 14 (88) No/unknown 2 (12) MenB vaccination (patients with diagnosis after June 12, 2015) ([dagger]) Yes ([section]) 3 (75) No/unknown 1 (25) Disease-causing serogroup B 0 (-) C 0 (-) Y 4 (25) Nongroupable ([paragraph]) 11 (69) Not determined 1 (6) * MenACWY vaccination includes MenACWY conjugate vaccine, meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine of unknown type.
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The meningococcal vaccine is mandatory as per Saudi Arabian law to protect against meningitis.
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Anaphylaxis, a whole-body allergic reaction, can happen when the meningococcal vaccine is given to children who might face allergies to the ingredients that the vaccine contains.
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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that the current guidelines, which see children being administered with a dose of the serogroup C meningococcal vaccine at three and four months respectively, and then again as a booster at 12 months, should be changed so that one of the infant doses is given during adolescence instead.
The meningococcal vaccine can now be given to children as young as 9 months if they are residents of or travelers to countries with epidemic disease or are at increased risk of developing meningococcal disease.