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Immunization

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio and Haemophilus Influenzae B (DTaP-IPV-Hib)

Pediacel® (DTaP-IPV-Hib) vaccine protects against five diseases in one needle: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and haemophilus influenzae b.

• Routinely given to all children at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months of age.
• This vaccine may also be used for a primary series for those who are late with starting their immunizations.

When given on the recommended schedule:
• 99% of those fully vaccinated are protected against tetanus.
• 97-100% of those fully vaccinated are protected against diphtheria.
• 85-90% of those fully vaccinated are protected against pertussis.
• 95-100% of those fully vaccinated are protected against polio.
• 95-100% of those fully vaccinated are protected from Hib.

• At this time there are no other ways to prevent these diseases.
• Hand washing and covering the mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing can help reduce the spread of disease.

• The risk of a serious reaction or side effect from this vaccine is much less than the risk of tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio or Hib.
• If you experience any side effect worse than what is listed below, please seek medical advice and notify the health unit.

Common

Mild pain in muscle
• Redness
• Swelling

 Less common

• Headache
• Mild fever
• Body aches
• Rash
• Feeling tired

 Rare

Arthus-like reaction (severe pain, swelling, hard lump where needle was given).
• Anaphylaxis

• Anyone with an allergy to any of the vaccine components or who has had an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to this vaccine.
• Anyone who has developed neurological symptoms within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis containing vaccine with the cause not yet identified.
• Anyone who has developed Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of receiving tetanus containing vaccine.
 

 

Pediacel®

Also found in…

Streptomycin

Antibiotics

Polymyxin B

Antibiotics

Neomycin

Antibiotics

Bovine Serum Albumin

Antibiotics/Anti-inflammatories

Aluminum phosphate

Breast milk, antacids

Glutaraldehyde

Water treatment

2-Phenoxyethanol

Cosmetics, toothpaste

Formaldehyde

Mushrooms, Pears, Apples

Tetanus toxoid

Other vaccines

Polysorbate 80

Ice Cream

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