It is very important that the doctor check your child at regular visits to make sure this vaccine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects. It is very important that you return to your child's doctor for the next dose in the series.
It is very important to tell the doctor if your child is allergic to rubber. The vial and syringes may contain dry natural latex rubber, which may cause an allergic reaction if your child has a latex allergy.
This vaccine will not treat an active infection. If your child has an infection due to diphtheria, tetanus, or pertussis, your child will need medicines to treat these infections.
Be sure to tell your child's doctor about any side effects that occur after your child receives the vaccine. This may include fainting, seizures, fever, crying that will not stop, or severe redness or swelling where the shot was given.