meningococcal oligosaccharide vaccine-injection
GENERIC NAME: MENINGOCOCCAL OLIGOSACCHARIDE VACCINE - INJECTION (men-ING-oh-cock-al oh-lig-oh-SAC-car-ide)
USES: This vaccine helps protect against serious infection (e.g., meningitis, bacteria in the blood) due to certain bacteria (Neisseria meningitidis group C).
HOW TO USE: After mixing, gently shake the vial before using. This medication is given by injection into a muscle (IM) by a health care professional. This medication should not be injected directly into a vein (IV). Children older than 12 months, teenagers, and adults usually receive the injection in the upper arm and infants receive it in the upper thigh muscle. Children older than 12 months, teenagers, and adults receive a single dose. Infants 2 to 12 months old receive 3 doses. Each dose should be given at least one month apart. Taking a fever/pain-reducing medication (e.g., acetaminophen) may be needed to help treat common side effects (e.g., fever, pain at injection site). This medication should not be mixed with other vaccines in the same syringe.
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