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Pneumovax® 23

23PPV

Pneumovax® 23 is used for vaccination of children aged 2 years or older and adults to protect against disease caused by 23 types of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumovax® 23 is only used in children from the age of 2 years.

Menomune® ACYW-135

Meningococcal A,C,Y,W135 polysaccharide vaccine

Menomune® is used for vaccination of children two years of age and over and adults to protect against four groups of Neisseria meningitidis, group A, group C, group Y and group W-135. There are no supplies of Menomune® currently in New Zealand. Mencevax® is the alternative brand.

Act-HIB™

Haemophillus influenzae type b (Hib)

Act-HIB™ is used for primary and booster vaccination of infants and children up to their 5th birthday to protect against disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.The vaccine is also used for primary vaccination of children aged 5 years of age and over and adults with some chronic medical conditions. Act-HIB™ is licensed for use in infants and children 2 months to 5 years of age. It is used out of licensure in children 5 years of age and over and adults as there is no alternative vaccine available in New Zealand for these age groups. When children/individuals are older than the age to which the vaccine is licensed, use will be outside of current licensure. No safety concerns are expected for use in older age groups.

Menactra®

Meningococcal A,C,Y,W135 conjugate vaccine

Menactra® is a meningococcal A,C,Y,W-135 conjugate vaccine used to protect against four groups of Neisseria meningitidis, group A, group C, group Y and group W-135.

Menactra® is used as an alternative vaccine to the meningococcal C conjugate vaccines (Meningitec® and Neisvac-C™) and the meningococcal A,C,Y,W-135 polysaccharide vaccines (Menomune® ACYW-135 and Mencevax® ACYW).

The conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines work differently to generate protection against the bacteria. Protection from the conjugate vaccines lasts longer than that from the polysaccharide vaccines. The conjugate vaccines also generate long term memory cells allowing rapid boosting of immunity years later.

Mencevax® ACWY

Meningococcal A,C,Y,W135 polysaccharide vaccine

Mencevax® ACWY is used for vaccination of children two years of age and over and adults to protect against four groups of Neisseria meningitidis, group A, group C, group Y and group W-135. Mencevax® is only used in children after the age of two years.

Meningitec®

Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine

Meningitec® is a menincococcal C conjugate vaccine used to protect against Neisseria meningitidis group C only. No supplies of thevaccine are currently available. Visit the Meningitec news item for information on the worldwide vaccine recall.

The conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines work differently to generate protection against the bacteria. Protection from the conjugate vaccines lasts longer than that from the polysaccharide vaccines. The conjugate vaccines also generate long term memory cells allowing rapid boosting of immunity years later.

NeisVac-C™

Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine

NeisVac-C™ is a menincococcal C conjugate vaccine used to protect against Neisseria meningitidis group C only.

The conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines work differently to generate protection against the bacteria. Protection from the conjugate vaccines lasts longer than that from the polysaccharide vaccines. The conjugate vaccines also generate long term memory cells allowing rapid boosting of immunity years later.

 

Prevenar 13®

PCV13

Prevenar 13® is used for primary and booster immunisation of infants and children and primary immunisation of adults at increased risk of pneumococcal disease to protect against disease caused by 13 types of Streptococcus pneumoniae. The vaccine is licensed for use in adults and children from 6 weeks of age.

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