Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your child return to your doctor's office for the second and third dose of this vaccine. Be sure to notify your doctor or clinic of any side effects that may occur after your child has received the vaccine.

If your child develops a skin rash, hives, or any allergic reaction after receiving this vaccine, tell your child's doctor right away.

Tell your child’s doctor about all other vaccines your child has had, especially if those vaccines were part of a series. This vaccine might be used to finish a series of vaccines.

Make sure your doctor knows if your child is allergic to latex rubber. One of the prefilled syringes for this vaccine contains dry natural latex rubber. This may cause an allergic reaction in children who are sensitive to latex.

This vaccine may cause apnea (breathing problem) in some premature infants. The doctor will decide if your child should receive this vaccine.

This vaccine will not treat an active infection. If your child have a diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, or polio infection, you will need medicine to treat the infection.

Be sure to tell your child’s doctor about any serious side effects that occur after your child receives the vaccine. This may include fainting, seizures, a high fever, crying that will not stop, or severe redness or swelling where the shot was given.