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Pediarix Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Get Pediarix?

Your child should not receive Pediarix if he or she has:
 
  • Had a serious reaction to Pediarix or any component of the vaccine (including the inactive ingredients, such as neomycin, polymyxin B, or yeast). Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • A progressive neurological disorder, such as uncontrolled epilepsy (unless the condition is being adequately treated).
     
  • Had a serious reaction to any pertussis-containing vaccine in the past. Serious reactions (occurring within seven days of vaccination) might include:
    • Coma
    • Unconsciousness
    • Prolonged seizures.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which your child should not get this vaccine, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before getting vaccinated. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with Pediarix were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to your child.
 
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