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Pediarix Vaccine Information

A routine childhood vaccine, Pediarix® (DTaP, hepatitis B vaccine, and inactivated polio vaccine) helps prevent diphtheria, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), and other diseases. This combination vaccine is used in place of three doses of the DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine), the hepatitis B vaccine, and the inactivated polio vaccine.
 
Pediarix is typically given as three doses, with six to eight weeks (preferably eight weeks) between doses. Two months of age is the ideal age for the first dose, although it can be given to newborns as young as six weeks old. It is injected into a muscle, usually the thigh (the upper arm can be used for older children).
 
It's important to review the vaccine's safety information with your child's healthcare provider before your child receives Pediarix. This medicine may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your child's healthcare provider is aware if your child has any medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder, diabetes, or a moderate or severe illness, or is taking any type of medication.
 
(Click Pediarix for more information on this vaccine, including side effects to watch for, more detailed dosing guidelines, and when to postpone vaccination.)
 

Pediarix Vaccine Information

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