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Pentacel Uses

Pentacel Use in Older Children and Adults

Although this vaccine will ideally be used in infants and young toddlers, it can also be used as a "catch-up" vaccine for children up to four years of age. It is not recommended for individuals five years old or older, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group.

Off-Label Uses for Pentacel

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Pentacel for something other than the reasons discussed in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). This vaccine has been used off-label during Hib vaccine shortages in order to provide the Hib vaccine to children who did not yet need another polio or DTaP vaccine.
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