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2019 May

Future Microbiol


Immunogenicity and safety of meningococcal group A, C, W and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine: review of clinical and real-world evidence.


Protection by meningococcal group A, C, W and Y (MenACWY) vaccines against four meningococcal disease-causing serogroups is increasingly important because of changing epidemiologic patterns of meningococcal disease, including recent meningococcal serogroup W outbreaks/disease clusters. The MenACWY vaccine conjugated to tetanus toxoid (MenACWY-TT) has been extensively evaluated across the age spectrum (age ≥6 weeks) in randomized Phase II and III and in postmarketing studies. Results support the robust immunogenicity of MenACWY-TT across ages and coadministration with other vaccines. The safety profile is similar regardless of age, primary versus booster vaccination, or concomitant administration; local (swelling, pain, redness) and systemic (fever, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability) reactogenicity events are most common. These data support use of MenACWY-TT to protect against MenACWY disease.