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Menactra is a type of meningococcal vaccine that is used to prevent bacterial meningitis and other invasive meningococcal diseases. It is approved for people who are between the ages of 9 months and 55 years old. The injection is given as a single dose, usually in the upper arm. As with any vaccine, side effects are possible; common ones include fatigue, headache, and swelling at the injection site.
What Is Menactra?Menactra® (meningococcal vaccine) is used to provide protection against invasive meningococcal disease caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. It is approved for use in individuals 9 months through 55 years of age. Invasive meningococcal diseases include:
- Bacterial meningitis (a bacterial infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
- Bloodstream infections.