A member asked:

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials.

Answered 7/29/2014


Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Conjugate Vaccine: It is considered that conjugate vaccine provides better long term protection as compared to Polysachride Vaccine due to the mechanism by which antibody response occurs. Plysacchride Vaccine does not provide same level of Herd Immunityas is provided by Conjugate Vaccine

Answered 3/16/2015



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