Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Infanrix IPV Hib Vaccine




Generic name:
Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis,  inactivated polio and Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine


Also known as:
DTap- IPV- Hib or the “five in one” vaccine


How is it given?
Deep intramuscular on the anterolateral aspect of the thigh.


How many times this should be given?
Primary: 3 shots. Booster 1 shot.


When is it given?
Primary Vaccine: 2, 3, 4 months or 3, 4, 5 months or 2, 4, 6 months (at least one month apart)
Booster Vaccine: at least six months after the last dose or before 18 months


How is this given? What’s the schedule?
Primary Shots.


2months

DpaT1, IPV1, Hep B1, Hib1

Infanrix Hexa

3months

DpaT2, IPV2, Hep B2, Hib1

Infanrix Hexa

4months

DpaT3, IPV3, Hep B3, Hib1

Infanrix Hexa



Or this schedule


Birth

Hep B1



1 month

Hep B2



2months

DpaT1, IPV1, Hep B3, Hib1

Infanrix Hexa

3months

DpaT2, IPV2, Hib2            

Infanrix IPV Hib

4months

DpaT3, IPV3, Hib3             

Infanrix IPV Hib



Or this schedule


Birth

Hep B1



1 month

Hep B2



2months

DpaT1, IPV1, Hib1

Infanrix IPV Hib

3months

DpaT2, IPV2, Hib2            

Infanrix IPV Hib

4months

DpaT3, IPV3, Hib3             

Infanrix IPV Hib

6 months

Hep B3





Why is there so many schedule?
1. Because the some doctors would like to see your baby often ,like, if your baby is a preterm.
2. Because some parents have a busy schedule, the doctor can also give you a schedule fitted for your family.
3. Because for some reasons the vaccines were delayed or, was given at an odd initial schedule...

Whatever schedule given to parents, the IMPORTANT thing to remember is Dpat, IPV, Hep B and Hib must be given completely for 3 doses each and boosters. (Talk to your doctor about it or ask me about it! )


Complications of this vaccine:
Very common: appetite lost, irritability, crying, restlessness, fever, pain over the site, local swelling.


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