In most cases, only one dose of Menomune is recommended. However, in some high-risk groups, a second injection may be recommended if it has been three years or more since the first vaccination. The injection is given just under the skin, typically in the upper arm. The same version of the vaccine is used in both children and adults.
An Introduction to Dosing With MenomuneThe dosage of Menomune® (meningococcal vaccine) is the same for all approved age groups, regardless of age or weight.
For most people, only one Menomune dose is recommended. However, people who remain at high risk of meningococcal disease (such as meningitis) may need a booster if it has been three years or more since the first injection. The standard dosage of Menomune is 0.5 mL, injected just under the skin.
Unlike many other vaccines, there are not separate versions of Menomune for adults and for children. The single-dose vials of this vaccine contain no preservatives (including thimerosal) and are preferred for use in children. The multidose vials do contain thimerosal.
General Information on Your Menomune DosageSome considerations to keep in mind when receiving Menomune include the following:
- This vaccine is typically given as a single dose. In some high-risk individuals, a booster may be recommended.
- Menomune is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in the upper arm.
- People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if an individual is moderately or severely ill.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Menomune dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.