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Menomune is a vaccine used to prevent bacterial meningitis and other diseases caused by Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. It works by "tricking" the body into thinking it has been exposed to the bacteria, allowing the immune system to fight off the bacteria if actual exposure occurs. The injection is usually given as a single dose. Possible side effects include pain at the injection site, fatigue, and headache.
What Is Menomune?Menomune® (meningococcal vaccine) is used to provide protection against invasive meningococcal disease caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. These invasive meningococcal diseases include:
- Bloodstream infections
- Bacterial meningitis (a bacterial infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord).