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Nimenrix® (Meningococcal group ACW₁₃₅Y conjugate vaccine)

What is Nimenrix® (meningococcal group A, C, W-135 and Y conjugate vaccine) and what is it used for?

Nimenrix is a conjugate vaccine that helps to provide protection against invasive disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis types A, C, W-135 and Y. Invasive disease occurs when there is systemic spread of bacterium throughout the body causing serious infections such as septicaemia (blood infection) and meningitis (infection of the membranes around the brain and spinal chord).

Nimenrix may be given to adults, adolescents, children and infants over the age of 6 weeks.

Nimenrix will only protect against infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis types A, C, W-135 and Y. As with all vaccines, Nimenrix may not protect everyone who is fully vaccinated.
 

When should the vaccine be administered?

Nimenrix is indicated for active immunisation of individuals from the age of 6 weeks and should be used in accordance with official available recommendations.

The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.
 

Reference information
PP-NIM-GBR-0081 / Oct 2017

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If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse.. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.