Questions & Answers
Meningococcal - The Vaccine
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  1. Who should NOT receive this vaccine?
    Those who should not receive meningococcal vaccine are people who have had serious allergic reactions to previous doses of the vaccine or to one of its components, and people who are moderately or severely ill (although the vaccine can be given when their symptoms improve). Menactra is contraindicated for those who have a latex allergy (latex is used in the vial stopper of the Menactra vaccine).

  2. What about pregnant or breastfeeding women?

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women may receive the vaccine if they are in a group for whom the vaccine is indicated.