Reply To: meningitis vaccination

GH
January 22, 2014 at 3:34 am

DK mom, meningococcal didease is caused by bacteria.

“What kind of vaccines are they?
The MPSV vaccine is made from the outer polysaccharide capsule (sugar coat) of the meningococcal bacteria. The vaccine does not contain live bacteria. The MCV vaccine contains Neisseria meningitides serogroup A, C, Y and W-135 capsular polysaccharide antigens individually conjugated to diphtheria toxoid protein. The vaccine does not contain live bacteria.” (from the Connecticut Dept. of Public Health)