A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. This vaccine is given as a shot into a muscle (usually in the thighs or upper arms).
The exact schedule for your child's vaccines will vary depending on your child's age at the time of the first dose. In general, your child can receive the first dose of the vaccine as early as 6 weeks to 2 months of age. This is followed by receiving the remaining three doses at 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months of age.
It is important that your child receives all of the doses of vaccine in this series. Try to keep all of your child's scheduled appointments. If your child does miss a dose of this vaccine, make another appointment as soon as possible.
Your child may receive other vaccines at the same time as this one, but in a different body area. You should receive information sheets about all of the vaccines your child receives. Make sure you understand all of the information that is given to you.