It is very important that you call the doctor right away if you or your child have any unwanted effects after receiving the vaccine. This may include fainting, seizures, a high fever, crying that will not stop, or severe redness or swelling where the shot was given.
Tell the doctor right away if you or your child are allergic to latex rubber. The syringe tips of the Adacel® and Boostrix® vaccines contain dry natural latex rubber. This may cause an allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to latex.
It is important to tell your doctor if you become pregnant. Your doctor may want you to join a pregnancy registry for patients receiving Boostrix® vaccine.
This vaccine will not treat an active infection. If you or your child have a diphtheria, tetanus, or pertussis infection, you will need medicine to treat the infection.