When and How to Get VaccinatedSome general considerations to keep in mind about Comvax include the following:
- This vaccine is typically given as three doses. Ideally, the first dose is given at two months of age, although it can be given to newborns as young as six weeks old.
- Comvax is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh.
- Children can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the child is moderately or severely ill.
Dosing InformationThere is only one standard recommended dose for this vaccine (see Comvax Dosage for more information).
Side Effects of ComvaxJust like any vaccine, Comvax may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience problems. In fact, most children tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Comvax include but are not limited to:
(Click Comvax Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)