Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine in a medical facility. It is given as a shot into a muscle.

This vaccine is usually given as a series of 3 shots. It is important that your child receive all of the shots in this series. Try to keep all scheduled appointments. Make another appointment as soon as possible if your child misses a dose of this vaccine.

After the 3-dose series of this vaccine, you may need another dose of a pertussis vaccine to complete the primary series to prevent whooping cough.

This vaccine is used to complete the first 3 doses of the 5-dose DTaP series in babies and young children who have received 1 or 2 doses of other vaccines (eg, Pentacel® or Daptace®).

This vaccine is given to babies with HBsAg-negative mothers and who have received a dose of any hepatitis B vaccine, before or at 1 month of age. It may also be used to complete the hepatitis B vaccination series after 1 or 2 doses of other hepatitis B vaccines.

This vaccine is given to infants and young children who have received 1 or 2 doses of inactivated poliovirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine.

Your child may also receive other vaccines at the same time as this one. You should receive information sheets on all of the vaccines. Make sure you understand all of the information given to you.