More Info on Menveo Indications

How Does Menveo Work?

This vaccine contains polysaccharide (sugar) molecules from the outside coating of the N. meningitidis bacteria. Unlike the earlier version of the meningococcal vaccine (Menomune®), these polysaccharides in Menveo are attached to diphtheria toxoid proteins (this type of vaccine is known as a conjugate vaccine). This simple change generally makes conjugate vaccines more effective for younger children, since children respond better to conjugate vaccines, and provides longer-lasting immunity.
 
Simply stated, this vaccine "tricks" the body into thinking it has been exposed to the actual bacteria, but without the risks of a real infection. If future exposure to the bacteria occurs, the immune system "remembers" the bacteria and is better able to fight it off.
 

Off-Label Uses of Menveo

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the uses discussed in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using Menveo outside the approved age ranges (i.e., for individuals under the age of 2 months or over the age of 55 years) would be considered an off-label use.
 
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