Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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

For adults: This vaccine is given as a single dose.

For children at least 6 weeks of age: This vaccine is given as a 4-dose series at 2, 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months of age (at least 2 months after the third dose). If your child did not receive the complete series according to this schedule, your healthcare provider may suggest a catch-up schedule.