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Pentacel Dosage

General Dosing Information

Some considerations for people getting Pentacel include the following:
 
  • This vaccine is typically given as a four-dose series, given at 2, 4, 6, and 15 to 18 months of age.
     
  • If your child has already received dosages of DTaP, a Hib vaccine, or a polio vaccine, a modified Pentacel dosage schedule (perhaps with fewer doses) may be recommended.
     
  • For children under one year of age, 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 the child is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your child's dosage of Pentacel, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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