How is the meningococcal meningitis vaccine given?

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The meningococcal meningitis vaccine (not conjugated, Menomune) is injected subcutaneously, just under the skin.The meningococcal meningitis vaccine conjugated (Menactra and Menveo) is injected intramuscularly. It is usually given by a healthcare professional in a medical office. Most people receive the vaccination only once in a lifetime. A follow-up shot may be recommended in certain cases.

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