Bexsero (meningococcal group B vaccine) is a vaccine that’s used to prevent meningitis B. It comes in a prefilled syringe for injection into a muscle. It’s given as two doses at least 1 month apart.

Bexsero is a vaccine given to children and young adults ages 10–25 years old to prevent meningitis B.

This article describes the dosage of Bexsero, as well as its strength and how its given. To learn more about Bexsero, see this in-depth article.

This section describes the usual dosage and dosing schedule of Bexsero. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Bexsero’s form?

Bexsero is available as a liquid suspension (a type of liquid mixture) in prefilled syringes. It’s given as an injection into a muscle by a healthcare professional.

What strength does Bexsero come in?

Each prefilled syringe contains 0.5 milliliters (mL) of Bexsero.

What are the usual dosages of Bexsero for young adults?

The information below describes the recommended dosage and dosing schedule provided by the manufacturer. Your doctor will determine the best dosage and schedule to fit your needs.

Dosage for prevention of meningitis B

For prevention of meningitis B, you’ll receive two Bexsero injections (0.5 mL each). The two injections are given at least 1 month apart.

What’s the dosage of Bexsero for children?

Bexsero is used to prevent meningitis B in children ages 10 years and older.

The dosage for children is the same as the dosage for adults: two 0.5-mL injections separated by a month or more.

For more information about Bexsero’s dosage for children, talk with your child’s doctor.

Is Bexsero used long term?

No. Bexsero is only given twice. The two injections are usually given about 1 month apart. If you have questions about your dosage schedule for Bexsero, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Bexsero is given as an injection into the muscle of your upper arm by a healthcare professional.

If you miss your appointment to receive your first or second injection of Bexsero, call to reschedule as soon as you remember. For Bexsero to properly protect you from meningitis B, it’s important to receive both injections.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Bexsero’s dosage.

Is Bexsero’s dosage similar to the dosages of Trumenba?

Yes. Bexsero and Trumenba are both meningococcal group B vaccines that are given as injections into a muscle. However, they have slightly different dosing schedules.

Bexsero is given as two injections at least 1 month apart.

On the other hand, Trumenba may be given as two or three injections. Most children and young adults ages 10–25 years old will receive two doses 6 months apart. But if your child is at higher risk of meningitis B, their doctor may recommend three doses of Trumenba. In this case, the second dose is 1–2 months after the first dose, and the third dose is 6 months after the first dose.

Although both vaccines protect against meningitis B, they aren’t interchangeable. You should continue with the same vaccine for your second (or third) dose. To learn more about how these vaccines compare, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Will Bexsero still work if I receive my second dose of the vaccine late?

Yes, if you receive your second dose of Bexsero after 1 month, it’ll still lower your risk of meningitis B.

It’s important to receive both doses of Bexsero for it to work effectively. If you’ve missed your appointment to receive the second injection, call to reschedule as soon as you remember.

If you have questions or concerns about the timing of your second dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

The sections above describe the usual dosing schedule for Bexsero provided by the manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Bexsero for you, they’ll recommend the vaccine dosing schedule that’s most appropriate for you.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your vaccine dosing schedule.

Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • How late can I receive my second dose of Bexsero for it to still be effective?
  • Is it helpful to still receive Bexsero if I’m older than 25 years?
  • Will I need a booster dose of Bexsero?

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