This 5-in-1 vaccine protects children against pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and serious diseases caused by the Hib germ.
At what age should my child be vaccinated with the cPDT Polio + Hib vaccine?
Children require 4 doses, one each visit at:
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 18 months old
Who should not get the cPDT Polio + Hib vaccine?
- Children with a high fever or serious infection worse than a cold.
- Children with a severe allergy to an antibiotic called neomycin or polymyxin B.
- Children who have had a bad allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine should not get it again.
- Children with a known allergy to any component of the vaccine.
What if my child misses a needle?
Your child should get the next needle as soon as possible. Your health care provider will tell you when to come back for the other needles.
Most Common Side Effects
Mild pain, swelling and redness for a few days are common at the spot where the needle was given. Some children get a fever, rash, lose their appetite or are fussy or drowsy for a day or two after the needle. Serious side effects are rare.
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