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.
Tell your child’s doctor about all other vaccines your child has had, especially if those vaccines were part of a series. This vaccine might be used to finish a series of vaccines.
Make sure your doctor knows if your child is allergic to latex rubber. One of the prefilled syringes for this vaccine contains dry natural latex rubber. This may cause an allergic reaction in children who are sensitive to latex. .
This vaccine will not treat an active infection. If your child has an infection due to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, or polio, your child will need medicines to treat these infections.
Be sure to tell your child’s doctor about any serious side effects that occur after your child receives 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.