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Meningococcal polysaccharide also popularly known as ‘Menactra’ or ‘Mencevax’ is a vaccine. It is used against Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium that causes meningitis, meningococcemia, septicemia, and rarely carditis, septic arthritis, or pneumonia. It is manufactured by MNE companies like Sanofi Aventis & Glaxosmithkline. There are other brands available from Indian manufacturers too.