Menomune (including the freeze-dried portion, the liquid portion, and the final, mixed product) should be stored in the refrigerator. The vaccine should never be frozen. The multidose vials can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 35 days after they are mixed. The single-dose vials must be used immediately after being mixed.
The vaccine is available in 0.6-mL, single-dose vials or 6-mL, multi-dose vials (10 doses per vial). The vials contain dry natural latex rubber.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine information statement: meningococcal vaccines (01/28/08). CDC Web site. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mening.pdf. Accessed October 5, 2009.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed October 1, 2009.
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