Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you or your child at regular visits to make sure this vaccine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

The stopper of the vial contains dry natural latex rubber. Make sure your doctor knows if you or your child have had an allergic reaction to latex rubber.

Check with your doctor right away if you have a cough, difficulty with swallowing, dizziness, fast heartbeat, hives, itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue, shortness of breath, skin rash, tightness in the chest, unusual tiredness or weakness, and/or wheezing. These could be symptoms of an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

Contact your doctor immediately if you or your child have sudden weakness or are not able to move your arms or legs. This could be a sign of a serious condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).

Make sure your doctor knows if you or your child are receiving medicine or a procedure that may weaken the immune system, such as steroids, cancer medicines, or radiation.

It is important that your doctor should know about all other vaccines you or your child have recently received, including a flu shot.

It is important to tell your doctor if you become pregnant. Your doctor may want you to join a pregnancy registry for patients receiving this vaccine.

This vaccine will not prevent diphtheria, and will not treat symptoms of meningococcal infection if you already have the disease.