RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS

What You Should Know

What should I know before receiving BEXSERO?

  • People should not get BEXSERO if they have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of BEXSERO or after a previous dose of BEXSERO
  • The tip caps of the syringes for BEXSERO contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive people
  • Fainting can occur after receiving BEXSERO. For this reason, your healthcare provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after receiving BEXSERO
  • BEXSERO may not protect all individuals

What should I tell my healthcare provider before receiving BEXSERO?

  • Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. BEXSERO should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed
  • Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you experience an allergic reaction after a dose of BEXSERO

What is BEXSERO?

BEXSERO is an FDA-approved vaccine to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. BEXSERO is approved for use in individuals 10 through 25 years of age.

Approval of BEXSERO is based on demonstration of immune response against three serogroup B strains representative of prevalent strains in the United States. The effectiveness of BEXSERO against diverse serogroup B strains has not been confirmed.

BEXSERO may not protect all individuals.

How is BEXSERO given?

BEXSERO is a 2-dose vaccine series given in the muscle of the upper arm. The second dose should be given at least one month after the first dose. It is important to receive both doses.

It is unknown if BEXSERO can be interchanged with other meningococcal group B vaccines to complete the series.

What are the possible side
effects of BEXSERO?

The most common side effects associated with BEXSERO are:

  • pain, redness or hardness at the injection site
  • muscle pain
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • nausea
  • joint pain

Additional Important
Information

  • It is unknown if BEXSERO can be given with other recommended adolescent vaccines
  • It is unknown if BEXSERO is safe and effective in children younger than 10 years of age or adults older than 65 years of age

Ask your healthcare provider about all the risks and benefits of BEXSERO. Only a healthcare provider can decide if BEXSERO is right for you or your child.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEXSERO

  • Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of BEXSERO or who had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose should not receive BEXSERO
  • The tip caps of the prefilled syringes contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive individuals
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • Fainting can happen after getting BEXSERO. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your healthcare provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after receiving BEXSERO
  • The most common side effects are pain, redness or hardness at the injection site; muscle pain; fatigue; headache; nausea; and joint pain
  • Vaccination with BEXSERO may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients
  • Ask your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of BEXSERO. Only a healthcare provider can decide if BEXSERO is right for you or your child

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEXSERO

  • Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of BEXSERO or who had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose should not receive BEXSERO
  • The tip caps of the prefilled syringes contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive individuals