NIMENRIX (Meningococcal polysaccharide groups A, C, W-135 and Y conjugate vaccine) Description

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NIMENRIX (meningococcal polysaccharide groups A, C, W-135 and Y conjugate vaccine) is a tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide conjugated vaccine consisting of Neisseria meningitidis capsular polysaccharides A, C, W-135 and Y each coupled to tetanus toxoid as a carrier protein. The Neisseria meningitidis groups A and C polysaccharides are conjugated with an adipic dihydrazide (AH) spacer and indirectly conjugated to the tetanus toxoid whereas the W-135 and Y polysaccharides are conjugated directly to tetanus toxoid. 

The vaccine does not contain any preservatives or adjuvants.