A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. This vaccine is given as a shot into one of your child's muscles, usually in the thighs.
This vaccine is usually given as 3 doses. It is usually given at 2, 4, and 12 to 15 months of age, unless your child's doctor tells you otherwise.
It is important that your child receive all of the doses of vaccine in this series. Try to keep all of your scheduled appointments. If your child does miss a dose of this vaccine, make another appointment as soon as possible.