It is given as an injection into your muscle by your doctor or nurse or trained health professional.
This vaccine is given in a series of 4 shots. The first shot is usually given when the child is between 6 and 8 weeks old. The booster shots are then given at 4 months, 6 months, and 12 to 15 months of age.
Your child should receive the doses in same series. If your child does miss a dose of this vaccine, make another appointment as soon as possible.
4 Precautions to Take
Your doctor should check your child daily progress at regular visits.
Your doctor should be informed of any other vaccine your child has received recently.
Inform your doctor if your child has any immune system problem or other illnesses as it may not work as well in patients who have immune system problems or are taking medicine that suppresses the immune system, such as corticosteroids, chemotherapy or radiations
Your child may experience
numbness or tingling in arms, hands, or feet,
Inform your child’s doctor that your child received the vaccine if a severe infection occurs during 2 weeks after the vaccine is given.
5 Potential Side Effects
All medicines have some side effects. Some people may experience none or minor side effects.
Consult with your doctor if they become problematic or frequent
More common are,
Redness, pain, or swelling where the shot was given
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