Is menactra being discontinued?

Is menactra being discontinued?

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Menomune), announced in February 2017 that it is discontinuing production of the vaccine.

How long does menomune vaccine last?

If a child received a dose of either MPSV4 (Menomune, a meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine no longer available in the United States) or MenACWY before age 10 years, they should receive a dose of MenACWY at 11 or 12 years and a booster dose at age 16 years.

What is nimenrix vaccination?

Nimenrix is a vaccine used to protect adults, adolescents and children from the age of 6 weeks against invasive meningococcal disease caused by four groups of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (group A, C, W-135, and Y).

Should my college student get meningitis B vaccine?

College campuses have reported outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease in recent years. CDC recommends the use of a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine for people at increased risk during these outbreaks.

Is MenACWY vaccine safe?

MenACWY vaccines are safe. However, as with any vaccine, side effects can occur. About half of the people who get a MenACWY vaccine have mild problems following vaccination, such as: Redness where the shot was given.

What shots should a 65 year old have?

These are five important vaccines to consider if you are age 65 or older:

  • COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine.
  • Pneumonia vaccine.
  • Shingles vaccine.
  • Tetanus and pertussis.

Why do college students get meningitis B?

Essentially, meningitis is more common in college students because of the nature of the setting. The young adults can’t escape large groups of people with constant close contact and proximity. Meningitis infection requires shared respiratory and throat secretions.