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Pediarix Dosage

General Dosing Information

Some considerations for people getting Pediarix include the following:
 
  • This vaccine is typically given as three injections with six to eight weeks (preferably eight weeks) between injections. Ideally, the first dosage is given at two months of age, although it can be given to newborns as young as six weeks old.
     
  • If your child has already received dosages of DTaP, a hepatitis vaccine, or a polio vaccine, a modified dosing schedule (perhaps with fewer doses) may be recommended.
     
  • This vaccine is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh. In older children, the upper arm can be used.
     
  • Children can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if your child is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Pediarix dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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