DTap-Polio-Hib vaccine protects against the following diseases and their complications
- Diphtheria (d)
- Tetanus (Ta)
- Whooping Cough - pertussis (p)
- Severe Haemophilus influenzae type B infections (Hib)
Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, severe Hib infections, and their complications. One vaccine protects your children against all these diseases, but multiple doses are needed to ensure the best protection possible.
Children receive their four doses of DTaP-Polio-Hib vaccine at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 18 months. They receive the DTaP-Polio vaccine before starting school.
The DTaP-Polio-Hib vaccine is safe. Most reactions are harmless and do not last long. Symptoms experienced after vaccination are not necessarily caused by the vaccine.
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As with any drug or biological product, an allergic reaction may occur. If a severe allergic reaction occurs, it begins within minutes and the person administering the vaccine will be able to treat it. That is why you are advised to remain at the clinic for at least 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered.
If you have any questions, ask the person administering the vaccine or contact Info-Santé (8-1-1) or your doctor.
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For more information about the DTap-Polio-Hib vaccine, you can consult:
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