what is meningitis
Find a clinic near you
 

A vaccine to help prevent MenB in adolescents and young adults

TRUMENBA is a vaccine to help prevent MenB (IMD caused by N. meningitidis serogroup B bacteria), for use in individuals aged 10 through 25 years.

Even if you have, or your child has, already been vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis, the vaccines may not have included serogroup B – the most common serogroup associated with IMD in Canada.

How does it work?

TRUMENBA targets a protein found in over 95% of bacteria that cause Meningitis B. It works by helping the body make antibodies (the body’s natural defenses), which protect individuals against this disease. These antibodies kill the bacteria that cause Meningitis B.

If a vaccinated person comes into contact with the bacteria that cause this disease, their body is usually ready to destroy them.

How is it given?

Your healthcare professional will inject TRUMENBA into the upper arm muscle as a single injection of 0.5 mL, on two or three separate occasions.

For routine immunization (standard schedule)

Trumenba vaccine dose

For those at increased risk of IMD*

Trumenba vaccine Trumenba vaccine dosage

* Individuals at increased risk of IMD may include persons with functional or anatomic asplenia, including sickle cell disease; persons with congenital complement, properdin, factor D or primary antibody deficiencies; persons with acquired complement deficiency due to receipt of the terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab and individuals with HIV.