Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. It is given as a shot into one of your muscles.

This vaccine is given as a 4-dose series at 2, 4, 6, and 15 to 18 months of age. Your child may receive a 5th dose of DTaP vaccine (eg, Daptacel® or Quadracel®) at 4 to 6 years of age.

This vaccine may also be used to complete the first 4 doses in a 5-dose DTaP series in children who have received 1 or more doses of Daptacel® or 3-dose series of Vaxelis®.

Your child may receive other vaccines at the same time as this one, but in a different body area. You should receive information sheets about all of the vaccines your child receives. Make sure you understand all of the information that is given to you.

Your child may also receive a medicine to help prevent or treat some of the minor side effects of the vaccine, such as fever and soreness.

It is important that you or your child receive all of the shots. Try to keep all scheduled appointments. Make another appointment as soon as possible if you or your child misses a dose of this vaccine.