I need to know if the vaccine has ever been in another human or animal. Also if blood was used in any part of its production.
I AM NOT A DOCTOR NOR PRETEND TO BE ONE AT ALL..OK
Manufactured and distributed by Sanofi Pasteur Inc.,
Menactra vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine against meningococcal disease.Although rare, meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that includes meningitis (the inflammation of the protective layer surrounding the brain and spinal cord) and septicemia (blood poisoning) Between 1000 and 2600 cases of meningococcal disease occur in the United States annually. Every year, the disease quickly ends the lives of children and can leave its survivors permanently disabled. Fortunately, you’re not powerless. Menactra vaccine can help.
Menactra vaccine helps protect children
A single shot can help reduce your chances of getting meningococcal disease, which includes meningitis.
It helps protect against the most common strains of the meningitis bacteria (A, C, Y, and W-135) in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a meningococcal vaccine like Menactra for children 11 through 18 years of age.
Menactra vaccine is manufactured and distributed by Sanofi Pasteur Inc., a company with a long history of firsts, including one of the first meningococcal meningitis vaccines, a quadrivalent polysaccharide vaccine, and now Menactra vaccine, the first and only quadrivalent conjugate vaccine licensed in the United States for the prevention against certain strains of meningococcal disease.
The response to vaccination in children 2-10 years old was evaluated by the proportion of subjects having an SBA-H antibody titer of 1:8 or greater, for each serogroup. In adolescents and adults, the response to vaccination was evaluated by the proportion of subjects with a 4-fold or greater increase in bactericidal antibody to each serogroup as measured by SBA-BR.
Menactra vaccine is manufactured as a sterile, clear to slightly turbid liquid. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine is formulated in sodium phosphate buffered isotonic sodium chloride solution to contain 4 µg each of meningococcal A, C, Y, and W-135 polysaccharides conjugated to approximately 48 µg of diphtheria toxoid protein carrier.
This vaccine is usually given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. Use the full recommended dose of the vaccine. Discard any remaining vaccine left in single-dose vials. This vaccine usually appears as a clear to slightly cloudy liquid. Before giving this medication, inspect it visually for large particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
During pregnancy, this vaccine should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
The same dose of vaccine is used for both children and adults.
I hope this information helps you.- Take care
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