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Meningococcal vaccines

Kathryn Dzintars, PharmD, BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
Pediatric Dosing Author: Alice Jenh Hsu, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
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  • Conjugate vaccines:
    • Menactra (MCV4): quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Groups A, C, Y and W-135)
    • Menveo (MenACWY-CRM): quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Groups A, C, Y and W-135)
    • Menhibrix (HibMen-CY-TT): bivalent meningococcal (Groups C, Y) and Hib capsular polysaccharides conjugate (tetanus toxoid) vaccine
  • Polysaccharide vaccine:
    • Menomune (MPSV4): quadrivalent polysaccharide vaccine (Groups A, C, Y and W-135 combined); polysaccharide vaccines probably have less durable serologic response than conjugate vaccines.
  • Recombinant vaccines:
    • Bexsero (MenB-4C): recombinant vaccine (only Group B)
    • Trumenba (MENB): recombinant vaccine (only Group B)

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Last updated: August 2, 2017


Dzintars, Kathryn, and Paul A Pham. "Meningococcal Vaccines." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540342/all/Meningococcal_vaccines.
Dzintars K, Pham PA. Meningococcal vaccines. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540342/all/Meningococcal_vaccines. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Dzintars, K., & Pham, P. A. (2017). Meningococcal vaccines. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540342/all/Meningococcal_vaccines
Dzintars K, Pham PA. Meningococcal Vaccines [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540342/all/Meningococcal_vaccines.
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