A DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine protects against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (lockjaw), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B. These diseases were common in children before the vaccine.
Children get a total of five DTaP-IPV-Hib shots over their first 6 years. Adults need to get tetanus and diphtheria shots to stay protected.
Common side effects after a DTaP-IPV-Hib shot include soreness at the injection site, fussiness, and a mild fever. These usually occur within 3 days of the shot and last a short time.
Tell your doctor or public health nurse if your child ever had a seizure or trouble breathing after a vaccine.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Ask your doctor or public health nurse when your child needs the next DTaP-IPV-Hib shot.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of:
February 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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