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Immunization

Meningococcal C Conjugate (Men-C-C)

The Men-C vaccine protects against illness caused by group C meningococcal bacteria (Neisseria meningitidis).
• Routinely given to all children at 1 year of age.
• Another meningococcal vaccine (Men-C-ACYW-135 vaccine) is given in grade 7, which provides a booster dose for group C, as well as protection against three additional strains of this bacteria.
  • Men-C vaccine protects 97% of infants after receiving their infant dose, however immunity wanes to 68% after 1 year.  This is why the grade 7 booster dose is so important.

•At this time there are no other ways to prevent this disease. Hand washing and covering the mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing can help reduce the spread of disease.
•Meningococcal bacteria is also spread by sharing items that come in contact with the nose and throat (i.e. lipstick, water bottles, straws, toothbrushes), so not sharing these items decreases the risk of spreading this bacteria.

• The risk of a serious reaction or side effect from this vaccine is much less than the risk of meningitis.
• If you experience any side effect worse than what is listed below, please seek medical advice and notify the health unit.

Common

• Pain in the muscle
• Swelling
• Redness
• Irritability
• Fever
• Headaches
• Feeling unwell

Rare

• Anaphylaxis

  • Anyone with an allergy to any of the vaccine components or who has had an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to this vaccine.

Menjugate®

NeisVac-C®

Also found in…

Latex

 

Balloons

Disodium phosphate heptahydrate

 

Laxatives, food additive-emulsifier, leavening agent for baked goods

Mannitol

 

Mushrooms, trees

Sodium chloride

Sodium chloride

Table Salt

Diphtheria toxoid

 

Other vaccines

 

Tetanus Toxoid

Other vaccines

Aluminum

Aluminum

Breast milk, infant formula

Sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrade

 

Laxatives, food additive-emulsifier, leavening agent for baked goods

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