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What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
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The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16.

In brief: A lifesaver

The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16.
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