Who Should Receive the DTaP-IPV Vaccine?
Children should receive this vaccine when they are between four and six years of age. Each vaccine contains a tiny amount of the virus or bacteria that has been changed. It doesnt cause the disease, but allows our bodies to develop protection against each disease. DTaP-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Polio) is a combination vaccine given in one needle. Combination vaccines are very effective and do not cause more side effects than if given by separate needles. These vaccines, plus the vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) infection, are given in a series beginning at two months of age. Hib vaccine is given to infants to protect them from serious infections caused by Hib and is not required for children over five years of age. The dose given to preschool age children does not include the Hib vaccine. • Protection is best if your child has the entire series at the recommended ages. But it is never too late to start. • Boosters of tetanus and diphtheria