Meningococcal Vaccines

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Meningococcal Vaccines by Brands

ACWY Vax Meningococcal Polysaccharide vaccine PhEur(groups A, C, W135 and Y polysaccharides)
Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline UK
Microorganism The bacterial toxin M. meningitis
Licensed 11/17/2005
Recommendations Adults and children aged two years and over: One deep subcutaneous injection of 0.5 mL reconstituted vacine.
Ingredients Lactose, Meningococcal polysaccharides W135
Product Descriptions http://emc.medicines.org.uk/emc/assets/c/html/displaydoc.asp?documentid=4204

Imovax Meningo A & C Meningococcal A + C Polysaccharide vaccine
Manufacturer Aventis Pasteur
Microorganism Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria
Licensed
Recommendations Single injection for those 2 years of age or older.
Ingredients Lactose, Isotonic phosphate buffered saline
Product Descriptions

Mencevax Neisseria meningitidis vaccine
Manufacturer SmithKline Beecham International
Microorganism N. meningitidis
Licensed 11/23/1990
Recommendations Single 0.5 mL, i.m. injection for adults and children over 2 years of age.
Ingredients Isotonic sodium chloride solution
Product Descriptions http://www.whale.to/vaccines/mencevax.html

Meningitec Meningococcal Group C Conjugate Vaccine
Manufacturer Wyeth
Microorganism N. meningitidis
Licensed 08/31/2000
Recommendations Infants under the age of 12 months: three i.m. injections, each of 0.5 mL, the first given not earlier than 6 weeks and with an interval of at least 1 month between injections. Children over the age of 12 months, adolescents and adults: a single i.m. injection of 0.5 mL.
Ingredients Latex, Sodium chloride, Aluminum phosphate, Bovine (cow) serum, Meningococcal Group C oligosaccharide, Diphtheria CRM197 protein
Product Descriptions Package insert

Menjugate MenC
Manufacturer Chiron
Microorganism Bacerium C. diphtheria, strains A, C, Y, W
Licensed 09/11/2001
Recommendations 3 i.m. injections of 0.5 mL each for infants 2-12 months with an interval of at least one month. Single 0.5 mL i.m. injection for all others.
Ingredients Aluminum hydroxide, Sodium phosphate-monobasic, Sodium phosphate, Mannitol
Product Descriptions

Menomune® Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Manufacturer Aventis Pasteur
Microorganism Serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 combination
Licensed 11/23/1981
Recommendations Latex, Thimerosal, Sodium chloride, Lactose, Meningococcal polysaccharides W135.
Ingredients Aluminum hydroxide, Tetanus toxoid, Meningococcal group C polysaccharide
Product Descriptions

Neisvac-C Meningococcal group C polysaccharide conjugate
Manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Microorganism N. meningitidis group C
Licensed 07/26/2001
Recommendations 3 i.m. injections administered at least one month apart for those 12 months of age and older.
Ingredients Aluminum hydroxide, Tetanus toxoid, Meningococcal group C polysaccharide
Product Descriptions