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Generic: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
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This vaccine does not contain live bacteria

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- fever over 102 degrees F
- muscle weakness
- unusual drooping or paralysis of face
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

- chills
- diarrhea
- headache
- loss of appetite
- muscle aches and pains
- pain at site where injected
- tired

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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