MENACTRA- neisseria meningitidis group a capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen, neisseria meningitidis group c capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen, neisseria meningitidis group y capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen and neisseria meningitidis group w-135 capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen injection, solution 
Sanofi Pasteur Inc.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

These highlights do not include all the information needed to use Menactra® (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Menactra vaccine.
 
Menactra® (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine)
For Intramuscular Injection
 
Initial U.S. Approval: 2005

RECENT MAJOR CHANGES

Indications and Usage (1)[4/2011]
Dosage and Administration (2)[4/2011]
Dosage Forms and Strengths (3)[12/2010]
Warnings and Precautions (5)[6/2011]

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Menactra vaccine is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by N meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra is approved for use in individuals 9 months through 55 years of age. Menactra vaccine does not prevent N meningitidis serogroup B disease. (1)

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

A 0.5 mL dose for intramuscular injection. (2)

  • Children 9 through 23 months of age:

Two doses, three months apart.

  • Individuals 2 through 55 years of age:

A single dose.

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Liquid solution supplied in 0.5 mL single-dose vials (3)

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Severe allergic reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of a meningococcal capsular polysaccharide-, diphtheria toxoid- or CRM197-containing vaccine, or to any component of Menactra vaccine. (4)

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Persons previously diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) may be at increased risk of GBS following receipt of Menactra vaccine. The decision to give Menactra vaccine should take into account the potential benefits and risks. (5.1)

ADVERSE REACTIONS

  • Common (≥10%) solicited adverse events in infants and toddlers 9 and 12 months of age were injection site tenderness, erythema, and swelling; irritability, abnormal crying, drowsiness, appetite loss, vomiting, and fever. (6)
  • Common (≥10%) solicited adverse events in individuals 2 through 55 years of age were injection site pain, redness, induration, and swelling; anorexia and diarrhea. Other common solicited adverse events were irritability and drowsiness (2-10 years of age), headache, fatigue, malaise, and arthralgia (11-55 years of age). (6)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Sanofi Pasteur Inc. at 1-800-822-2463 (1-800-VACCINE) or VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 or http://vaers.hhs.gov.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Pneumococcal antibody responses to some serotypes in Prevnar (PCV7) were decreased following co-administration of Menactra vaccine and PCV7. (7.1)

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

  • Safety and effectiveness of Menactra vaccine have not been established in children younger than 9 months of age, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and adults older than 55 years of age. (8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5)
  • A Pregnancy Registry is available. Contact Sanofi Pasteur Inc. at 1-800-822-2463. (8.1)

See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION.

Revised: 2/2013

FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Preparation for Administration

2.2 Dose and Schedule

2.3 Revaccination

3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

5.1 Guillain-Barré Syndrome

5.2 Preventing and Managing Allergic Vaccine Reactions

5.3 Altered Immunocompetence

5.4 Limitations of Vaccine Effectiveness

6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

6.2 Post-Marketing Experience

7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

7.1 Concomitant Administration with Other Vaccines

7.2 Immunosuppressive Therapies

8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1 Pregnancy

8.3 Nursing Mothers

8.4 Pediatric Use

8.5 Geriatric Use

11 DESCRIPTION

12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

13 NON-CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

14 CLINICAL STUDIES

14.1 Efficacy

14.2 Immunogenicity

14.3 Concomitant Vaccine Administration

15 REFERENCES

16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

16.1 How Supplied

16.2 Storage and Handling

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

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Sections or subsections omitted from the full prescribing information are not listed.

FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Menactra®, Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine, is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by N meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra is approved for use in individuals 9 months through 55 years of age. Menactra vaccine does not prevent N meningitidis serogroup B disease.

2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Preparation for Administration

Menactra vaccine is a clear to slightly turbid solution. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. If any of these conditions exist, the vaccine should not be administered.

Withdraw the 0.5 mL dose of vaccine from the single-dose vial using a sterile needle and syringe.

2.2 Dose and Schedule

Menactra vaccine is administered as a 0.5 mL dose by intramuscular injection.

In children 9 through 23 months of age, Menactra is given as a 2-dose series three months apart.

Individuals 2 through 55 years of age receive a single dose.

Do not administer this product intravenously or subcutaneously.

2.3 Revaccination

The need for a booster dose of Menactra vaccine has not yet been determined.

3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Menactra vaccine is a liquid solution supplied in 0.5 mL single-dose vials. [See Description (11) for a complete listing of ingredients.]

4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

Severe allergic reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of a meningococcal capsular polysaccharide-, diphtheria toxoid- or CRM197-containing vaccine, or to any component of Menactra vaccine [see Description (11)].

5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

5.1 Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Persons previously diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) may be at increased risk of GBS following receipt of Menactra vaccine. The decision to give Menactra vaccine should take into account the potential benefits and risks.

GBS has been reported in temporal relationship following administration of Menactra vaccine. (1) (2) The risk of GBS following Menactra vaccination was evaluated in a post-marketing retrospective cohort study [Post-Marketing Experience (6.2)].

5.2 Preventing and Managing Allergic Vaccine Reactions

Prior to administration, the healthcare provider should review the immunization history for possible vaccine sensitivity and previous vaccination-related adverse reactions to allow an assessment of benefits and risks. Epinephrine and other appropriate agents used for the control of immediate allergic reactions must be immediately available should an acute anaphylactic reaction occur.

5.3 Altered Immunocompetence

Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response to Menactra vaccine.

5.4 Limitations of Vaccine Effectiveness

Menactra vaccine may not protect all recipients.

6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a vaccine cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another vaccine and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

Children 9 Through 12 Months of Age

The safety of Menactra vaccine was evaluated in four clinical studies that enrolled 3721 participants who received Menactra vaccine at 9 and 12 months of age. At 12 months of age these children also received one or more other recommended vaccines [Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Virus Vaccine Live (MMRV) or Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine (MMR) and Varicella Virus Vaccine Live (V) each manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc., Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein) manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PCV7), Hepatitis A Vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. (HepA). A control group of 997 children was enrolled at 12 months of age and received two or more childhood vaccines [MMRV (or MMR + V), PCV7, HepA] at 12 months of age [see Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3)]. Three percent of individuals received MMR and V, instead of MMRV, at 12 months of age.

The primary safety study was a controlled trial that enrolled 1256 children who received Menactra vaccine at 9 and 12 months of age. At 12 months of age these children received MMRV (or MMR + V), PCV7 and HepA. A control group of 522 children received MMRV, PCV7 and HepA. Of the 1778 children, 78% of participants (Menactra vaccine, N=1056; control group, N=322) were enrolled at United States (US) sites and 22% at a Chilean site. (Menactra vaccine, N=200; control group, N=200).

Individuals 2 Through 55 Years of Age

The safety of Menactra vaccine was evaluated in eight clinical studies that enrolled 10,057 participants aged 2-55 years who received Menactra vaccine and 5,266 participants who received Menomune® – A/C/Y/W-135, Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine, Groups A, C, Y and W-135 Combined. There were no substantive differences in demographic characteristics between the vaccine groups. Among Menactra vaccine recipients 2-55 years of age 24.0%, 16.2%, 40.4% and 19.4% were in the 2-10, 11-14, 15-25 and 26-55-year age groups, respectively. Among Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients 2-55 years of age 42.3%, 9.3%, 30.0% and 18.5% were in the 2-10, 11-14, 15-25 and 26-55-year age groups, respectively. The three primary safety studies were randomized, active-controlled trials that enrolled participants 2-10 years of age (Menactra vaccine, N=1713; Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, N=1519), 11-18 years of age (Menactra vaccine, N=2270; Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, N=972) and 18-55 years of age (Menactra vaccine, N=1384; Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, N=1170), respectively. Of the 3232 children 2-10 years of age, 68% of participants (Menactra vaccine, N=1164; Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, N=1031) were enrolled at US sites and 32% (Menactra vaccine, N=549; Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine, N=488) of participants at a Chilean site. The median ages in the Chilean and US subpopulations were 5 and 6 years, respectively. All adolescents and adults were enrolled at US sites. As the route of administration differed for the two vaccines (Menactra vaccine given intramuscularly, Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine given subcutaneously), study personnel collecting the safety data differed from personnel administering the vaccine.

Safety Evaluation

Participants were monitored after each vaccination for 30 minutes for immediate reactions. Solicited injection site and systemic reactions were recorded in a diary card for 7 consecutive days after each vaccination. Participants were monitored for 28 days (30 days for infants and toddlers) for unsolicited adverse events and for 6 months post-vaccination for visits to an emergency room, unexpected visits to an office physician, and serious adverse events. Unsolicited adverse event information was obtained either by telephone interview or at an interim clinic visit. Information regarding adverse events that occurred in the 6-month post-vaccination time period was obtained via a scripted telephone interview.

Serious Adverse Events in All Safety Studies

Serious adverse events (SAEs) were reported during a 6-month time period following vaccinations in individuals 9 months through 55 years of age. In children who received Menactra vaccine at 9 months and at 12 months of age, SAEs occurred at a rate of 2.0% - 2.5%. In participants who received one or more childhood vaccine(s) (without co-administration of Menactra vaccine) at 12 months of age, SAEs occurred at a rate of 1.6% - 3.6%, depending on the number and type of vaccines received. In children 2-10 years of age, SAEs occurred at a rate of 0.6% following Menactra vaccine and at a rate of 0.7% following Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine. In adolescents 11 through 18 years of age and adults 18 years through 55 years of age, SAEs occurred at a rate of 1.0% following Menactra vaccine and at a rate of 1.3% following Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine.

Solicited Adverse Events in the Primary Safety Studies

The most frequently reported solicited injection site and systemic adverse reactions within 7 days following vaccination in children 9 months and 12 months of age (Table 1) were injection site tenderness and irritability.

The most frequently reported solicited injection site and systemic adverse reactions in US children aged 2 years through 10 years of age (Table 2) were injection site pain and irritability. Diarrhea, drowsiness, and anorexia were also common.

The most commonly reported solicited injection site and systemic adverse reactions in adolescents, ages 11-18 years (Table 3), and adults, ages 18-55 years (Table 4), were injection site pain, headache and fatigue. Except for redness in adults, injection site reactions were more frequently reported after Menactra vaccination than after Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccination.

Table 1: Percentage of US Participants Reporting Solicited Adverse Reactions Within 7 Days Following Vaccine Administration at 9 Months and 12 Months of Age
Menactra vaccine at 9 months of ageMenactra + PCV7*+ MMRV + HepA vaccines at 12 months of agePCV7*+ MMRV+ HepA vaccines at 12 months of age
N§=998 - 1002N§=898 - 908N§=302 - 307
ReactionAnyGrade 2Grade 3AnyGrade 2Grade 3AnyGrade 2Grade 3
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PCV7 (Prevnar®) = Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine
MMRV (ProQuad®) = Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Virus Vaccine Live
HepA (VAQTA®) = Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated
§
N = The number of subjects with available data.
Grade 2: cries and protests when injection site is touched, Grade 3: cries when injected limb is moved, or the movement of the injected limb is reduced.
#
Grade 2: ≥1.0 inches to <2.0 inches, Grade 3: ≥2.0 inches.
Þ
Grade 2: requires increased attention, Grade 3: inconsolable.
ß
Grade 2: 1 to 3 hours, Grade 3: >3 hours.
à
Grade 2: not interested in surroundings or did not wake up for a feed/meal, Grade 3: sleeping most of the time or difficult to wake up.
è
Grade 2: missed 1 or 2 feeds/meals completely, Grade 3: refuses ≥3 feeds/meals or refuses most feeds/meals.
ð
Grade 2: 2 to 5 episodes per 24 hours, Grade 3: ≥6 episodes per 24 hours or requiring parenteral hydration.
ø
Grade 2: >38.5°C to ≤39.5°C, Grade 3: >39.5°C.
Local/Injection Site
  Tenderness
    Menactra Site37.44.30.648.57.51.3---
    PCV7 Site---45.69.41.645.78.30.3
    MMRV Site---38.97.11.043.05.20.0
    HepA Site---43.48.71.440.94.60.3
  Erythema#
    Menactra Site30.22.50.330.11.30.1---
    PCV7 Site---29.42.60.232.63.00.7
    MMRV Site---22.50.90.333.25.90.0
    HepA Site---25.11.10.026.60.70.0
  Swelling#
    Menactra Site16.80.90.216.20.90.1---
    PCV7 Site---19.51.30.416.61.30.7
    MMRV Site---12.10.40.114.10.30.0
    HepA Site---16.40.70.213.50.00.3
Systemic
  IrritabilityÞ56.823.12.962.125.73.764.828.74.2
  Abnormal cryingß33.38.32.040.011.52.439.410.10.7
  Drowsinessà30.23.50.739.85.31.139.15.20.7
  Appetite lossè30.27.11.235.77.62.631.96.50.7
  Vomitingð14.14.60.311.04.40.29.82.00.0
  Feverø12.24.51.124.511.92.221.87.32.6
Table 2: Percentage of US Participants 2 Years Through 10 Years of Age Reporting Solicited Adverse Reactions Within 7 Days Following Vaccine Administration
Menactra vaccine Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine
N*=1156 - 1157N*=1027
ReactionAnyGrade 2Grade 3AnyGrade 2Grade 3
Note: During the study Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 were collected as Mild, Moderate, and Severe respectively.
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N = The total number of subjects reporting at least one solicited reaction. The median age of participants was 6 years in both vaccine groups.
Grade 2: interferes with normal activities, Grade 3: disabling, unwilling to move arm.
Grade 2: 1.0-2.0 inches, Grade 3: >2.0 inches.
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Grade 2: 1-3 hours duration, Grade 3: >3 hours duration.
Grade 2: 3-4 episodes, Grade 3: ≥5 episodes.
#
Grade 2: interferes with normal activities, Grade 3: disabling, unwilling to engage in play or interact with others.
Þ
Grade 2: skipped 2 meals, Grade 3: skipped ≥3 meals.
ß
Grade 2: decreased range of motion due to pain or discomfort, Grade 3: unable to move major joints due to pain.
à
Oral equivalent temperature; Grade 2: 38.4°C to 39.4°C, Grade 3: ≥39.5°C.
è
These solicited adverse events were reported as present or absent only.
ð
Grade 2: 2 episodes, Grade 3: ≥3 episodes.
Local/Injection Site 
  Pain45.04.90.326.12.50.0
  Redness21.84.63.97.90.50.0
  Induration18.93.41.44.20.60.0
  Swelling17.43.91.92.80.30.0
Systemic 
  Irritability§12.43.00.312.22.60.6
  Diarrhea11.12.10.211.82.50.3
  Drowsiness#10.82.70.311.22.50.5
  AnorexiaÞ8.21.70.48.71.30.8
  Arthralgiaß6.80.50.25.30.70.0
  Feverà5.21.70.35.21.70.2
  Rashè3.4--3.0--
  Vomitingð3.00.70.32.70.70.6
  Seizureè0.0--0.0--
Table 3: Percentage of Participants 11 Years Through 18 Years of Age Reporting Solicited Adverse Reactions Within 7 Days Following Vaccine Administration
Menactra vaccine Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine
N*=2264 - 2265N*=970
ReactionAnyGrade 2Grade 3AnyGrade 2Grade 3
Note: During the study Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 were collected as Mild, Moderate, and Severe respectively.
*
N = The number of subjects with available data.
Grade 2: interferes with or limits usual arm movement, Grade 3: disabling, unable to move arm.
Denotes ρ <0.05 level of significance. The ρ-values were calculated for each category and severity using Chi Square test.
§
Grade 2: 1.0-2.0 inches, Grade 3: >2.0 inches.
Grade 2: interferes with normal activities, Grade 3: requiring bed rest.
#
Grade 2: 3-4 episodes, Grade 3: ≥5 episodes.
Þ
Grade 2: skipped 2 meals, Grade 3: skipped ≥3 meals.
ß
Oral equivalent temperature; Grade 2: 38.5°C to 39.4°C, Grade 3: ≥39.5°C.
à
Grade 2: 2 episodes, Grade 3: ≥3 episodes.
è
These solicited adverse events were reported as present or absent only.
Local/Injection Site
  Pain59.212.80.328.72.60.0
  Induration§15.72.50.35.20.50.0
  Redness§10.91.60.65.70.40.0
  Swelling§10.81.90.53.60.30.0
Systemic
  Headache35.69.61.129.36.50.4
  Fatigue30.07.51.125.16.20.2
  Malaise21.95.81.116.83.40.4
  Arthralgia17.43.60.410.22.10.1
  Diarrhea#12.01.60.310.21.30.0
  AnorexiaÞ10.72.00.37.71.10.2
  Chills7.01.70.23.50.40.1
  Feverß5.1 0.60.03.00.30.1
  Vomitingà1.90.40.31.40.50.3
  Rashè1.6--1.4--
  Seizureè0.0--0.0--
Table 4: Percentage of Participants 18 Years Through 55 Years of Age Reporting Solicited Adverse Reactions Within 7 Days Following Vaccine Administration
Menactra vaccine Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine
N*=1371N*=1159
ReactionAnyGrade 2Grade 3AnyGrade 2Grade 3
Note: During the study Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 were collected as Mild, Moderate, and Severe respectively.
*
N = The number of subjects with available data.
Grade 2: interferes with or limits usual arm movement, Grade 3: disabling, unable to move arm.
Denotes p <0.05 level of significance. The p-values were calculated for each category and severity using Chi Square test.
§
Grade 2: 1.0-2.0 inches, Grade 3: >2.0 inches.
Grade 2: interferes with normal activities, Grade 3: requiring bed rest.
#
Grade 2: 3-4 episodes, Grade 3: ≥5 episodes.
Þ
Grade 2: skipped 2 meals, Grade 3: skipped ≥3 meals.
ß
Grade 2: 2 episodes, Grade 3: ≥3 episodes.
à
Oral equivalent temperature; Grade 2: 39.0°C to 39.9°C, Grade 3: ≥40.0°C.
è
These solicited adverse events were reported as present or absent only.
Local/Injection Site
  Pain53.911.30.248.13.30.1
  Induration§17.13.40.711.01.00.0
  Redness§14.42.91.116.01.90.1
  Swelling§12.62.30.97.60.70.0
Systemic
  Headache41.410.11.241.88.90.9
  Fatigue34.78.30.932.36.60.4
  Malaise23.66.61.122.34.70.9
  Arthralgia19.84.70.316.02.60.1
  Diarrhea#16.02.60.414.02.90.3
  AnorexiaÞ11.82.30.49.91.60.4
  Chills9.72.10.65.61.00.0
  Vomitingß2.30.40.21.50.20.4
  Feverà1.50.30.00.50.10.0
  Rashè1.4--0.8--
  Seizureè0.0--0.0--

Adverse Events in Concomitant Vaccine Studies

Solicited Injection site and Systemic Reactions when Given with Routine Pediatric Vaccines

For a description of the study design and number of participants [see Clinical Studies, Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3)]. In the primary safety study, 1378 US children were enrolled to receive Menactra vaccine alone at 9 months of age and Menactra vaccine plus one or more other routinely administered vaccines (MMRV, PCV7 and HepA) at 12 months of age (N=961). Another group of children received two or more routinely administered vaccines (MMRV, PCV7 and HepA vaccines) (control group, n=321) at 12 months of age. The frequency of occurrence of solicited adverse events is presented in Table 1. Participants who received Menactra vaccine and the concomitant vaccines at 12 months of age described above reported similar frequencies of tenderness, redness and swelling at the Menactra vaccine injection site and at the concomitant vaccine injection sites. Tenderness was the most frequent injection site reaction (48%, 39%, 46% and 43% at the Menactra vaccine, MMRV, PCV7 and HepA vaccine sites, respectively). Irritability was the most frequent systemic reaction, reported in 62% of recipients of Menactra vaccine plus concomitant vaccines, and 65% of control group. [See Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3)].

Solicited Injection site and Systemic Reactions when Given with Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoid Adsorbed Vaccine

In a clinical study, rates of local and systemic reactions after Menactra vaccine and Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoid Adsorbed (Td) vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc. were compared [see Drug Interactions (7), and Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3) for study description]. Injection site pain was reported more frequently after Td vaccination than after Menactra vaccination (71% versus 53%). The overall rate of systemic adverse events was higher when Menactra and Td vaccines were given concomitantly than when Menactra vaccine was administered 28 days after Td (59% versus 36%). In both groups, the most common reactions were headache (Menactra vaccine + Td, 36%; Td + Placebo, 34%; Menactra vaccine alone, 22%) and fatigue (Menactra vaccine + Td, 32%; Td + Placebo, 29%; Menactra vaccine alone, 17%). Fever ≥40.0°C occurred at ≤0.5% in all groups.

Solicited Injection site and Systemic Reactions when Given with Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine

In a clinical study, rates of local and systemic reactions after Menactra vaccine and Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine, produced by Sanofi Pasteur SA were compared [see Drug Interactions (7), Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3)] for a description of the concomitantly administered vaccine, study design and number of participants. More participants experienced pain after Typhoid vaccination than after Menactra vaccination (Typhoid + Placebo, 76% versus Menactra vaccine + Typhoid, 47%). The majority (70%-77%) of injection site solicited reactions for both groups at either injection site were reported as Grade 1 and resolved within 3 days post-vaccination. In both groups, the most common systemic reaction was headache (Menactra vaccine + Typhoid, 41%; Typhoid + Placebo, 42%; Menactra vaccine alone, 33%) and fatigue (Menactra vaccine + Typhoid, 38%; Typhoid + Placebo, 35%; Menactra vaccine alone, 27%). Fever ≥40.0°C and seizures were not reported in either group.

6.2 Post-Marketing Experience

In addition to reports in clinical trials, worldwide voluntary adverse events reports received since market introduction of Menactra vaccine are listed below. This list includes serious events and/or events which were included based on severity, frequency of reporting or a plausible causal connection to Menactra vaccine. Because these events were reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to vaccination.

  • Immune System Disorders
    Hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis/anaphylactic reaction, wheezing, difficulty breathing, upper airway swelling, urticaria, erythema, pruritus, hypotension
  • Nervous System Disorders
    Guillain-Barré syndrome, paraesthesia, vasovagal syncope, dizziness, convulsion, facial palsy, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis
  • Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
    Myalgia

Post-marketing Safety Study

The risk of GBS following receipt of Menactra vaccine was evaluated in a US retrospective cohort study using healthcare claims data from 9,578,688 individuals 11 through 18 years of age, of whom 1,431,906 (15%) received Menactra vaccine. Of 72 medical chart-confirmed GBS cases, none had received Menactra vaccine within 42 days prior to symptom onset. An additional 129 potential cases of GBS could not be confirmed or excluded due to absent or insufficient medical chart information. In an analysis that took into account the missing data, estimates of the attributable risk of GBS ranged from 0 to 5 additional cases of GBS per 1,000,000 vaccinees within the 6 week period following vaccination.

7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

7.1 Concomitant Administration with Other Vaccines

Menactra vaccine was concomitantly administered with Typhim Vi® [Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine] (Typhoid) and Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed, For Adult Use (Td), in individuals 18 through 55 and 11 through 17 years of age, respectively. In children younger than 2 years of age, Menactra was co-administered with one or more of the following vaccines: PCV7, MMR, V, MMRV, or HepA vaccine [see Clinical Studies (14) and Adverse Reactions (6)].

Data are not available to assess the safety and immunogenicity of Menactra and DTaP containing vaccines when administered concomitantly at 15 months of age.

Pneumococcal antibody responses to some serotypes in PCV7 were decreased following co-administration of Menactra vaccine and PCV7 [see Concomitant Vaccine Administration (14.3)].

Do not mix Menactra vaccine with other vaccines in the same syringe. When Menactra vaccine is administered concomitantly with other injectable vaccines, the vaccines should be administered with different syringes and given at separate injection sites.

7.2 Immunosuppressive Therapies

Immunosuppressive therapies, including irradiation, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, cytotoxic drugs, and corticosteroids (used in greater than physiologic doses) may reduce the immune response to vaccines.

8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1 Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Menactra vaccine. It is also not known whether Menactra vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Menactra vaccine should only be given to a pregnant woman if clearly needed. Assessment of the effects on animal reproduction has not been fully conducted with Menactra vaccine as effects on male fertility in animals has not been evaluated. The effect of Menactra vaccine on embryo-fetal and pre-weaning development was evaluated in one developmental toxicity study in mice. Animals were administered Menactra vaccine on Day 14 prior to gestation and during the period of organogenesis (gestation Day 6). The total dose given per time point was 0.1 mL/mouse via intramuscular injection (900 times the human dose, adjusted by body weight). There were no adverse effects on pregnancy, parturition, lactation or pre-weaning development noted in this study. Skeletal examinations revealed one fetus (1 of 234 examined) in the vaccine group with a cleft palate. None were observed in the concurrent control group (0 of 174 examined). There are no data that suggest that this isolated finding is vaccine related, and there were no vaccine related fetal malformations or other evidence of teratogenesis observed in this study.

Healthcare providers are encouraged to register women who receive Menactra vaccine during pregnancy in Sanofi Pasteur Inc.'s vaccination pregnancy registry by calling 1-800-822-2463.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether Menactra vaccine is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Menactra vaccine is administered to a nursing woman.

8.4 Pediatric Use

Menactra vaccine is not approved for use in infants under 9 months of age. Available data show that infants administered three doses of Menactra vaccine (at 2, 4, and 6 months of age) had diminished responses to each meningococcal vaccine serogroup compared to older children given two doses at 9 and 12 months of age.

8.5 Geriatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of Menactra vaccine in adults older than 55 years of age have not been established.

11 DESCRIPTION

Menactra®, Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine, is a sterile, intramuscularly administered vaccine that contains Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A, C, Y and W-135 capsular polysaccharide antigens individually conjugated to diphtheria toxoid protein. N meningitidis A, C, Y and W-135 strains are cultured on Mueller Hinton agar (3) and grown in Watson Scherp (4) media. The polysaccharides are extracted from the N meningitidis cells and purified by centrifugation, detergent precipitation, alcohol precipitation, solvent extraction and diafiltration. To prepare the polysaccharides for conjugation, they are depolymerized, derivatized, and purified by diafiltration. Corynebacterium diphtheriae cultures are grown in a modified Mueller and Miller medium (5) and detoxified with formaldehyde. The diphtheria toxoid protein is purified by ammonium sulfate fractionation and diafiltration. The derivatized polysaccharides are covalently linked to diphtheria toxoid and purified by serial diafiltration. The four meningococcal components, present as individual serogroup-specific glycoconjugates, compose the final formulated vaccine. No preservative or adjuvant is added during manufacture. Each 0.5 mL dose may contain residual amounts of formaldehyde of less than 2.66 mcg (0.000532%), by calculation. Potency of Menactra vaccine is determined by quantifying the amount of each polysaccharide antigen that is conjugated to diphtheria toxoid protein and the amount of unconjugated polysaccharide present.

Menactra vaccine is manufactured as a sterile, clear to slightly turbid liquid. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine is formulated in sodium phosphate buffered isotonic sodium chloride solution to contain 4 mcg each of meningococcal A, C, Y and W-135 polysaccharides conjugated to approximately 48 mcg of diphtheria toxoid protein carrier.

There is no latex in any component of the vial.

12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

The presence of bactericidal anti-capsular meningococcal antibodies has been associated with protection from invasive meningococcal disease. (6) (7) Menactra vaccine induces the production of bactericidal antibodies specific to the capsular polysaccharides of serogroups A, C, Y and W-135.

13 NON-CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Menactra vaccine has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.

14 CLINICAL STUDIES

14.1 Efficacy

The Serum Bactericidal Assay (SBA) used to test sera contained an exogenous complement source that was either human (SBA-H) or baby rabbit (SBA-BR). (8)

The response to vaccination following two doses of vaccine administered to children 9 and 12 months of age and following one dose of vaccine administered to children 2 through 10 years of age was evaluated by the proportion of subjects having an SBA-H antibody titer of 1:8 or greater, for each serogroup. In individuals 11 through 55 years of age, the response to vaccination with a single dose of vaccine was evaluated by the proportion of subjects with a 4-fold or greater increase in bactericidal antibody to each serogroup as measured by SBA-BR. For individuals 2 through 55 years of age, vaccine efficacy was inferred from the demonstration of immunologic equivalence to a US-licensed meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine as assessed by Serum Bactericidal Assay (SBA).

14.2 Immunogenicity

Children 9 through 12 Months of Age

In a randomized, US, multi-center trial, children received Menactra vaccine at 9 months and 12 months of age. The first Menactra dose was administered alone, followed by a second Menactra vaccine dose given alone (N=404), or with MMRV vaccine (N=302), or with PCV7 (N=422). For all participants, sera were obtained approximately 30 days after last vaccination. There were no substantive differences in demographic characteristics between the vaccine groups. The median age range for administration of the first dose of Menactra was 278-279 days of age.

Table 5: Bactericidal Antibody Responses* 30 Days Following a Second Dose of Menactra Vaccine Administered Alone or Concomitantly Administered with MMRV or PCV7 Vaccines at 12 Months of Age
Vaccinations administered at 12 months of age following a dose of Menactra at 9 months of age
Menactra vaccineMenactra + MMRV vaccines Menactra + PCV7 vaccines
(N=272-277)(N=177-180)(N=264-267)
Serogroup(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)
*
Serum Bactericidal Assay with an exogenous human complement (SBA-H) source.
N=Number of participants with at least one valid serology result from a blood sample obtained between Days 30 to 44 post vaccination.
95% CIs for the proportions are calculated based on the Clopper-Pearson Exact method and normal approximation for that of the GMTs.
§
The proportion of participants achieving at least an SBA-H titer of 1:8 thirty days after the second dose of Menactra.
A% ≥1:8§95.6(92.4; 97.7)92.7(87.8; 96.0)90.5(86.3; 93.8)
GMT54.9(46.8; 64.5)52.0(41.8; 64.7)41.0(34.6; 48.5)
C% ≥1:8§100.0(98.7; 100.0)98.9(96.0; 99.9)97.8(95.2; 99.2)
GMT141.8(123.5; 162.9)161.9(136.3; 192.3)109.5(94.1; 127.5)
Y%≥1:8§96.4(93.4; 98.2)96.6(92.8; 98.8)95.1(91.8; 97.4)
GMT52.4(45.4; 60.6)60.2(50.4; 71.7)39.9(34.4; 46.2)
W-135%≥1:8§86.4(81.8; 90.3)88.2(82.5; 92.5)81.2(76.0; 85.7)
GMT24.3(20.8; 28.3)27.9(22.7; 34.3)17.9(15.2; 21.0)

Administration of Menactra to children at 12 months and 15 months of age was evaluated in a US study. Prior to the first dose, 33.3% [n=16/48] of participants had an hSBA titer ≥1:8 to Serogroup A, and 0-2% [n=0-1 of 50-51] to Serogroups C, Y and W-135. After the second dose, percentages of participants with an hSBA titer ≥1:8 were: 85.2%, Serogroup A [n=46/54]; 100.0%, Serogroup C [n=54/54]; 96.3%, Serogroup Y [n=52/54]; 96.2%, Serogroup W-135 [n=50/52].

Individuals 2 through 55 Years of Age

Immunogenicity was evaluated in three comparative, randomized, US, multi-center, active controlled clinical trials that enrolled children (2 through 10 years of age), adolescents (11 through 18 years of age), and adults (18 through 55 years of age). Participants received a single dose of Menactra vaccine (N=2526) or Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine (N=2317). For all age groups studied, sera were obtained before and approximately 28 days after vaccination. [Blinding procedures for safety assessments are described in Adverse Reactions (6).]

In each of the trials, there were no substantive differences in demographic characteristics between the vaccine groups, between immunogenicity subsets or the overall study population. In the study of children 2 through 10 years of age, the median age of participants was 3 years; 95% completed the study. In the adolescent trial, the median age for both groups was 14 years; 99% completed the study. In the adult trial, the median age for both groups was 24 years; 94% completed the study.

Immunogenicity in Children 2 through 10 Years of Age

Of 1408 enrolled children 2 through 10 years of age, immune responses evaluated in a subset of Menactra vaccine participants (2 through 3 years of age, n=52; 4-10 years of age, n=84) and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine participants (2 through 3 years of age, n=53; 4-10 years of age, n=84) were comparable for all four serogroups (Table 6).

Table 6: Comparison of Bactericidal Antibody Responses* to Menactra Vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 Vaccine 28 Days after Vaccination for a Subset of Participants 2 through 3 Years of Age and 4 through 10 Years of Age
Ages 2 through 3 YearsAges 4 through 10 Years
Menactra vaccineMenomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccineMenactra vaccineMenomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine
N=48-52N=50-53N=84N=84
Serogroup(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)
*
Serum Bactericidal Assay with an exogenous human complement (SBA-H) source.
N=Number of subset participants with at least one valid serology result at Day 0 and Day 28.
The 95% CI for the Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) was calculated based on an approximation to the normal distribution.
§
The proportion of participants achieving at least an SBA-H titer of 1:8 was assessed using a 10% non-inferiority margin and a one-sided Type 1 error rate of 0.025.
A% ≥1:8§73(59,84)64(50,77)81(71,89)55(44,66)
GMT10(8,13)10(7,12)19(14,26)7(6,9)
C% ≥1:8§63(48,76)38(25,53)79(68,87)48(37,59)
GMT27(14,52)11(5,21)28(19,41)12(7,18)
Y% ≥1:8§88(75,95)73(59,84)99(94,100)92(84,97)
GMT51(31,84)18(11,27)99(75,132)46(33,66)
W-135% ≥1:8§63(47,76)33(20,47)85(75,92)79(68,87)
GMT15(9,25)5(3,6)24(18,33)20(14,27)

In the subset of participants 2 through 3 years of age with undetectable pre-vaccination titers (ie, <1:4 at Day 0), seroconversion rates (defined as ≥1:8 at Day 28) were similar between the Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients. Menactra vaccine participants achieved seroconversion rates of: 57%, Serogroup A (n=12/21); 62%, Serogroup C (n=29/47); 84%, Serogroup Y (n=26/31); 53%, Serogroup W-135 (n=20/38). The seroconversion rates for Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients were: 55%, Serogroup A (n=16/29); 30%, Serogroup C (n=13/43); 57%, Serogroup Y (n=17/30); 26%, Serogroup W-135 (n=11/43).

In the subset of participants 4 through 10 years of age with undetectable pre-vaccination titers (ie, <1:4 at Day 0), seroconversion rates (defined as ≥1:8 at Day 28) were similar between the Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients. Menactra vaccine participants achieved seroconversion rates of: 69%, Serogroup A (n=11/16); 81%, Serogroup C (n=50/62); 98%, Serogroup Y (n=45/46); 69%, Serogroup W-135 (n=27/39). The seroconversion rates for Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients were: 48%, Serogroup A (n=10/21); 38%, Serogroup C (n=19/50); 84%, Serogroup Y (n=38/45); 68%, Serogroup W-135 (n=26/38).

Immunogenicity in Adolescents 11 through 18 Years of Age

Results from the comparative clinical trial conducted in 881 adolescents aged 11 through 18 years showed that the immune responses to Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine were similar for all four serogroups (Table 7).

In participants with undetectable pre-vaccination titers (ie, less than 1:8 at Day 0), seroconversion rates (defined as a ≥4-fold rise in Day 28 SBA-BR titers) were similar between the Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients. Menactra vaccine participants achieved seroconversion rates of: 100%, Serogroup A (n=81/81); 99%, Serogroup C (n=153/155); 98%, Serogroup Y (n=60/61); 99%, Serogroup W-135 (n=161/164). The seroconversion rates for Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients were: 100%, Serogroup A (n=93/93); 99%, Serogroup C (n=151/152); 100%, Serogroup Y (n=47/47); 99%, Serogroup W-135 (n=138/139).

Immunogenicity in Adults 18 through 55 Years of Age

Results from the comparative clinical trial conducted in 2554 adults aged 18 through 55 years showed that the immune responses to Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine were similar for all four serogroups (Table 7).

Table 7: Comparison of Bactericidal Antibody Responses* to Menactra Vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 Vaccine 28 Days after Vaccination for Participants 11 through 18 Years of Age and 18 through 55 Years of Age
Ages 11 through 18 YearsAges 18 through 55 Years
Menactra vaccineMenomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccineMenactra vaccineMenomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine
N=423N=423N=1280N=1098
Serogroup(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)
*
Serum Bactericidal Assay with baby rabbit complement (SBA-BR).
N=Number of subset participants with at least one valid serology result at Day 0 and Day 28.
The 95% CI for the Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) was calculated based on an approximation to the normal distribution.
§
Menactra vaccine was non-inferior to Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine. Non-inferiority was assessed by the proportion of participants with a 4-fold or greater rise in SBA-BR titer for N meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 using a 10% non-inferiority margin and a one-sided Type I error rate of 0.05.
A% ≥4-fold rise§92.7(89.8, 95.0)92.4(89.5, 94.8)80.5(78.2, 82.6)84.6(82.3, 86.7)
GMT5483(4920, 6111)3246(2910, 3620)3897(3647, 4164)4114(3832, 4417)
C% ≥4-fold rise§91.7(88.7, 94.2)88.7(85.2, 91.5)88.5(86.6, 90.2)89.7(87.8, 91.4)
GMT1924(1662, 2228)1639(1406, 1911)3231(2955, 3533)3469(3148, 3823)
Y% ≥4-fold rise§81.8(77.8, 85.4)80.1(76.0, 83.8)73.5(71.0, 75.9)79.4(76.9, 81.8)
GMT1322(1162, 1505)1228(1088, 1386)1750(1597, 1918)2449(2237, 2680)
W-135% ≥4-fold rise§96.7(94.5, 98.2)95.3(92.8, 97.1)89.4(87.6, 91.0)94.4(92.8, 95.6)
GMT1407(1232, 1607)1545(1384, 1725)1271(1172, 1378)1871(1723, 2032)

In participants with undetectable pre-vaccination titers (ie, less than 1:8 at Day 0), seroconversion rates (defined as a ≥4-fold rise in Day 28 SBA-BR titers) were similar between the Menactra vaccine and Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients. Menactra vaccine participants achieved seroconversion rates of: 100%, Serogroup A (n=156/156); 99%, Serogroup C (n=343/345); 91%, Serogroup Y (n=253/279); 97%, Serogroup W-135 (n=360/373). The seroconversion rates for Menomune – A/C/Y/W-135 vaccine recipients were: 99%, Serogroup A (n=143/144); 98%, Serogroup C (n=297/304); 97%, Serogroup Y (n=221/228); 99%, Serogroup W-135 (n=325/328).

14.3 Concomitant Vaccine Administration

MMRV (or MMR + V) or PCV7

In a US, active-controlled trial, 1179 children received Menactra vaccine at 9 months and 12 months of age. At 12 months of age these children received Menactra concomitantly with MMRV (N=616), or MMR + V (N=48), or PCV7 (N=250). Another group of 12-month old children received MMRV + PCV7 (N=485). Sera were obtained approximately 30 days after the last vaccinations. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella antibody responses among children who received Menactra vaccine and MMRV (or MMR and V) were comparable to corresponding antibody responses among children who received MMRV and PCV7.

When Menactra was given concomitantly with PCV7, the non-inferiority criteria for comparisons of pneumococcal IgG GMCs (upper limit of the two-sided 95% CI of the GMC ratio 2) were not met for 3 of 7 serotypes (4, 6B, 18C). In a subset of subjects with available sera, pneumococcal opsonophagocytic assay GMT data were consistent with IgG GMC data.

Td

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, 1021 participants aged 11 through 17 years received Td and Menactra vaccines concomitantly (N=509), or Td followed one month later by Menactra vaccine (N=512). Sera were obtained approximately 28 days after each respective vaccination. The proportion of participants with a 4-fold or greater increase in SBA-BR titer to meningococcal Serogroups C, Y and W-135 was higher when Menactra vaccine was given concomitantly with Td (86-96%) than when Menactra vaccine was given one month following Td (65-91%). Anti-tetanus and anti-diphtheria antibody responses were similar in both study groups.

Typhim Vi

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, 945 participants aged 18 through 55 years received Typhim Vi and Menactra vaccines concomitantly (N=469), or Typhim Vi vaccine followed one month later by Menactra vaccine (N=476). Sera were obtained approximately 28 days after each respective vaccination. The antibody responses to Menactra vaccine and to Typhim Vi vaccine components were similar in both study groups.

15 REFERENCES

1
CDC. Guillain-Barré Syndrome Among Recipients of Menactra® Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine - United States, June 2005 - September 2006. MMWR 2006;55(41);1120-1124.
2
Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) Vaccination. Final Study Report, Revised March 11, 2010.
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Mueller JH, et al. A Protein-Free Medium for Primary Isolation of the Gonococcus and Meningococcus. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1941;48:330-333.
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Watson RG, et al. The specific hapten of group C (group IIa) meningococcus. I. Preparation and immunological behavior. J Immunol 1958;81:331-336.
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Mueller JH, et al. Production of diphtheria toxin of high potency (100 Lf) on a reproducible medium. J Immunol 1941;40:21-32.
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Mäkelä PH, et al. Evolution of conjugate vaccines. Expert Rev Vaccines 2002;1(3):399-410.
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Goldschneider I, et al. Human immunity to the meningococcus. I. The Role of Humoral Antibodies. J Exp Med 1969;129:1307-1326.
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Maslanka SE, et al. Standardization and a Multilaboratory Comparison of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup A and C Serum Bactericidal Assays. Clin and Diag Lab Immunol 1997;156-167.

16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

16.1 How Supplied

  • Vial, 1 Dose (5 vials per package). NDC 49281-589-05

16.2 Storage and Handling

Store at 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). DO NOT FREEZE. Frozen/previously frozen product should not be used. Do not use after the expiration date.

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Vaccine Information Statements are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization to the patient, parent, or guardian. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/vaccines.)

Inform the patients, parents or guardians about:

Menactra vaccine is a registered trademark of Sanofi Pasteur Inc.

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Meningococcal
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Conjugate Vaccine
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Menactra®

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MENACTRA 
neisseria meningitidis group a capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen, neisseria meningitidis group c capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen, neisseria meningitidis group y capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen, and neisseria meningitidis group w-135 capsular polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate antigen injection, solution
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