Its clear that prevention willnever be sufficient. Thatswhy we need a vaccine thatwill be safe.Luc Montagnier
Definition Administration of preparations of microbial antigen ,often combined with adjuvant ,to induce protective immunity against microbial infections.
How does vaccination work? Expose the patient to an Antigen A live or inactivated substance (e.g., protein, polysaccharide) derived from a pathogen (e.g bacteria or virus) capable of producing an immune response.
MENINGOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINE (AMPSV) Approved for persons 2 years of age and older Administered by subcutaneous injection MPSV Recommendations: Not recommended for routine vaccination ofcivilians. Should be used only for persons at increased riskof infection who are 56 years of age or older, or ifmeningococcal conjugate vaccine is not available.
MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE (MCV) approved for persons 2 through 55 years of age. Administered by intramuscular injection. MCV Recommendations: Meningococcal vaccination is routinely recommended for : Adolescents. college freshmen who live in a dormitory. adults at increased risk of infection .
MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINECONTRAINDICATIONS Severe allergic reaction to a vaccine component or following a prior dose. Moderate or severe acute illness.