VACCINE USAGE: DAPTACEL is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis as a five-dose series in infants and children 6 weeks through 6 years
of age (prior to 7th birthday).
VACCINE DOSAGE: The five dose immunization series consists of a 0.5 mL intramuscular injection administered at 2, 4, 6 and 15-20 months of age, and at 4-6 years of age.
VACCINE INGEDIENTS: formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, polysorbate 80, Fenton medium (containing bovine extract), modified Latham medium (derived from bovine casein), modified Stainer-Scholte liquid medium.
ADVERSE VACCINE REACTIONS: temp above 105 degrees within 48 hours, collapse or shock-like state, persistent/ inconsolable crying lasting more than 3 hours, seizures with or without fever, Guillain-Barre syndrome, anorexia, drowsiness, vomiting, lymphadenopathy, cyanosis, nausea, diarrhea, injection site pain/ swelling/ module/ mass/ cellulitis/ abscess, hypersensitivity, allergic reaction, anaphylactic reaction, convulsions, febrile convulsions, partial seizures, syncope, screaming.