What is the meningococcal conjugate vaccination?
What vaccines are effective against meningococcal disease Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY), protects against four types of Neisseria meningitidis (serogroups C, W and Y). Meningococcal serogroup B (MenB), vaccine protects against one type of Neisseria meningitidis (serogroup A).
Is meningococcal conjugate the same as meningitis?
It can cause infection in the bloodstream, meningitis or both and can prove to be fatal if it is not treated quickly. The MenB vaccine protects against the fifth strain of the bacteria.
Can you give two live vaccines at the same time?
You will only need to wait if two LIVE vaccines aren’t given at the same time. In that case, you must wait at least four weeks before giving the second vaccine.
Which vaccinations can be given together?
Examples of combination vaccines are: DTap (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), trivalent IPV (three strains of inactivated polio vaccine), MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), DTap-Hib, and Hib-Hep B. Often, multiple shots will be administered at the same time to different limbs. One in each arm.
How do you administer multiple vaccines?
Best practices for multiple injections are:
- Label each syringe to identify the vaccine it contains.
- Separate injection sites by 1 inch or more, if possible.
- Administer vaccines that may be more likely to cause a local reaction (e.g., tetanus-toxoid-containing and PCV13) in different limbs, if possible.
When giving a subcutaneous injection How long should the needle be?
Needles must be long enough for the drug to be injected into the subcutaneous tissues. They are available in lengths between 4-8mm.
Why do you pinch the skin when giving a subcutaneous injection?
Pinch your skin. Your thumb and forefinger should be approximately an inch apart. This helps to pull the fat tissue away from the muscle, making it easier to inject.
How do you make subcutaneous injections less painful?
There are a few ways to ease anxiety and pain. Use a numbing cream a few minutes prior to the injection. These are often available at many doctors’ offices. A few minutes before you give the injection, apply ice to the area.
Can you get nerve damage from injections?
Nerve injury is a common side effect of intramuscular injections. It is most commonly seen in elderly patients and children.