Meningococcal Vaccine/Haemophilus B Vaccine (By injection)
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Vaccine (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine and Haemophilus B conjugate vaccine is an active immunizing combination agent that is used to prevent infection caused by certain groups of meningococcal bacteria and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria. The vaccine works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease.
The following information applies only to the meningococcal vaccine used for meningococcal bacteria Groups C and Y
Menhibrix® vaccine is recommended for use in children 6 weeks to 18 months of age.
This vaccine is to be administered only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
The exact schedule for your child’s vaccines will vary depending on your child’s age at the time of the first dose. In general, your child can receive the first dose of the vaccine as early as 6 weeks to 2 months of age. The remaining doses are usually given at 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months of age.
Your child may receive other vaccines at the same time as this one. You should receive information sheets about all of the vaccines your child receives. Make sure you understand all of the information that is given to you.
If a dose is missed:
It is important that your child receive all of the doses of vaccine in this series. Try to keep all of your child’s scheduled appointments.
If your child does miss a dose of this vaccine, make another appointment as soon as possible.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Tell your doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received, including a flu shot.
When Not To Use
Your child should not receive this vaccine if he or she has had an allergic reaction to meningococcal polysaccharide or haemophilus B vaccines.
Make sure your doctor knows if your child has a weak immune system or a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Tell your doctor if your child has had an allergic reaction to a vaccine.
This vaccine is not a substitute for routine tetanus vaccination. This vaccine will not treat symptoms of meningococcal infection or flu if your child already has the disease.
Be sure to tell your doctor about any side effects that occur after your child receives this vaccine. These side effects include apnea (breathing stops for short periods), muscle weakness, fainting, or a skin rash.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Crying or irritability
Redness, pain, swelling, or a lump under the skin where the shot was given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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