Meningococcal Conjugate

You may satisfy the Meningococcal Conjugate requirement in either of the following ways:

By vaccine:

  • One dose of the Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) vaccine on or after your 16th birthday.

  • Common brand names include Menactra (Men ACWY-D) and Menveo (Men ACWY-CRM) in the United States, and Nimenrix (Men ACWY-CRM) in parts of Western Europe.

  • Men B and Bexsero DO NOT fulfill this requirement, nor do MCV4 vaccines received before your 16th birthday; if you only have these vaccines, you will still be required to get an MCV4 vaccine.

  • While we strongly prefer the MCV4 vaccine, we will accept the MPSV4 vaccine as long as age and documentation requirements are met.


By exemption based on age:

  • If you are not yet 16 years old by the formal deadline, you are exempt for the time being from the MCV4 requirement. Once you turn 16, you will need to comply with this requirement.

  • If you are already 22 years old by the formal deadline, you are exempt from the MCV4 requirement. (Note: If you turn 22 years old after the formal deadline, you are still required to get this vaccine.)