A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. This vaccine is given as a shot under your skin (usually in the upper arms or thighs).
Your child should receive one shot of the vaccine at 12 to 15 months of age and possibly a second shot at 4 to 6 years of age.
Your child may receive certain other vaccines at the same time as this one, but in a different body area.
You should receive a patient information sheet about all of the vaccines your child receives. Make sure you understand all of the information that is given to you.
It is important to receive this vaccine at the proper time. If your child misses a scheduled shot, call your child's doctor to make another appointment as soon as possible.