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Vaqta

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Vaqta include the following:
 
  • This vaccine is typically given as two doses, with 6 to 18 months between doses.
 
  • Vaqta is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh for young children. In adults and older children, the upper arm can be used.
 
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
 

Dosing Information

There are two different doses of this vaccine -- one for adults and one for children. However, the schedule is the same for adults and for children.
 
(Click Vaqta Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Vaqta

Just like any vaccine, Vaqta can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Vaqta include but are not limited to:
 
  • Irritability
  • Pain or tenderness at the injection site
  • Other injection site reactions (such as redness or swelling).
 
(Click Vaqta Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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