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Meningococcal Vaccine (Group A, C, Y & W-135)

Information

Uses

Meningococcal Vaccine (Group A, C, Y & W-135) is used to prevent meningococcal disease

How it works

Meningococcal vaccine (group a, c, y & w-135) is a vaccine.It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Injection site reaction, Fatigue, Headache

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Do not take meningococcal vaccine in acute infections. 
  • Do not take meningococcal vaccine > 25 mg of oral dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to meningococcal vaccine or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not give if patients exhibiting severe allergic reactions to a preceding dose of vaccine.
  • Patient with sickle cell disease (a group of disorders that affects haemoglobin) or without a working spleen


Content on this page was last updated on 03 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)