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Meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccine    Medsafe Data Sheets   New Zealand Formulary.   Hospital Medicines List.   PDF Schedule - Refer from page 275.
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  • Inj 4 mcg of each meningococcal polysaccharide conjugated to a total of approximately 48 mcg of diphtheria toxoid carrier per 0.5 ml vial
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. Menactra
    • Pharmacode2401959
    • Subsidy $0.00
    • Measure / Qty per 1

Either:

  1. Any of the following:

    1. Up to three doses and a booster every five years for patients pre- and post splenectomy and for patients with functional or anatomic asplenia, HIV, complement deficiency (acquired or inherited), or pre or post solid organ transplant; or

    2. One dose for close contacts of meningococcal cases of any group; or

    3. One dose for person who has previously had meningococcal disease of any group; or

    4. A maximum of two doses for bone marrow transplant patients; or

    5. A maximum of two doses for person pre- and post-immunosuppression*; or

  2. Both:

    1. Person is aged between 13 and 25 years, inclusive; and

    2. Either:

      1. One dose for individuals who are entering within the next three months, or in their first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks, or prisons; or

      2. One dose for individuals who are currently living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks, or prisons, from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2021.

Note: children under seven years of age require two doses 8 weeks apart, a booster dose three years after the primary series and then five yearly.

*Immunosuppression due to steroid or other immunosuppressive therapy must be for a period of greater than 28 days.

  • Rectangle page icon symoblising a PDF. PDF
  • A tick icon. Fully subsidised
  • An oval with the number 29 in it. Unapproved medicine under Section 29
  • An asterisk symbol. 3 or 6 months should be dispensed at once
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  • A triangle symbol. Three months supply may be dispensed at one time if endorsed "certified exemption" by the prescriber or pharmacist.
  • OP Original pack
  • Sole Subsidised Supply