What is Men B vaccine used for?

What is Men B vaccine used for?

A serogroup B meningococcal (Men B) vaccine series may be administered to adolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years of age to provide short term protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease. The preferred age for Men B vaccination is 16 through 18 years of age.

When should men B be given?

Administer MenB vaccines at 16 through 18 years of age to maximize protection when adolescents are at highest risk. CDC recommends vaccine providers who choose to administer the MenB vaccine series give it in later adolescence. The preferred age at which to administer MenB vaccine is between 16 to 18 years.

How often should men get B vaccine?

Administer a booster dose of MenB vaccine 1 year after series completion and then every 2 to 3 years thereafter.

What is Men B recombinant?

MenB-FHbp (bivalent rLP2086; Trumenba®) is a recombinant protein-based vaccine targeting Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB), which has recently been licensed in the EU for active immunization to prevent invasive disease caused by MenB in individuals ≥ 10 years of age.

Who needs MenB vaccine?

Preteens and Teens. All 11 to 12 year olds should get a MenACWY vaccine, with a booster shot at 16 years old. Teens may also get a MenB vaccine, preferably at 16 through 18 years old. Taking a complement inhibitor such as eculizumab (Soliris®) or ravulizumab (Ultomiris®) increases your risk for meningococcal disease.

When do babies get Men B vaccine?

The vaccine The MenB vaccine’s given as an injection and helps to protect your baby against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria group B. Your baby will need 3 doses of the MenB vaccine, one at 8 weeks, one at 16 weeks and one booster dose at 12 to 13 months.

When do children get Men B vaccine?

The MenB vaccine is a routine childhood vaccination offered on the NHS to all babies born on or after 1 May 2015. The vaccine, which protects against meningitis and sepsis (blood poisoning), is given as an injection into the left thigh at the same time as the other routine childhood vaccinations at: 8 weeks. 16 weeks.

How many meningococcal B vaccines do you need?

Vaccine providers give a 3-dose series to people 10 years or older at increased risk of meningococcal disease.

When do you give meningococcal B vaccine?

Healthy adolescents who are not at increased risk for meningococcal B disease should receive 2 doses of Trumenba (MenB-FHbp) administered at 0 and 6 months. If the second dose is given at an interval of less than 6 months, a third dose should be given at least 4 months after the 2nd dose.

When do babies get meningococcal B vaccine?

The meningococcal B vaccine is given at the same time as other routine baby vaccinations at 2*, 4 and 12 months. It is safe to give the meningococcal B vaccine with other childhood vaccines. It is also important that all doses are given to ensure the highest level of protection for your child.

Is MenB vaccine safe?

MenACWY and MenB vaccines are safe and effective at preventing meningococcal disease. Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. The most common side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. Severe allergic reactions following vaccination are rare, but can be life threatening.

Do adults need meningitis B vaccine?

CDC recommends meningococcal vaccination for all preteens and teens. In certain situations, CDC also recommends other children and adults get meningococcal vaccines.

Should adults get Hep B vaccine?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination among all adults aged 19–59 years and adults > 60 years with risk factors for hepatitis B or without identified risk factors but seeking protection.

How many meningococcal B vaccines are required?

For best protection, more than 1 dose of a meningococcal B vaccine is needed. There are two meningococcal B vaccines available. The same vaccine must be used for all doses.

Does my baby need meningococcal B vaccine?

From 1 July 2020, the meningococcal B vaccine will be given at the same time as other routine baby vaccinations at 2, 4 and 12 months. An extra dose at 6 months is required for infants who have certain risk conditions. It is important that all doses are given to ensure your child is protected.