VACCINE USAGE: INFANRIX is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis as a 5-dose series in infants and children 6 weeks to 7 years of age.
VACCINE DOSAGE: A 0.5-mL intramuscular injection given as a 5-dose series:
- One dose each at 2, 4, and 6 months of age.
- One booster dose at 15 to 20 months of age and another booster dose at 4 to 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: bronchitis, cellulitis, respiratory tract infection, lymphadenopathy, thrombocytopenia, anaphylactic reaction, hypersensitivity, encephalopathy, headache, hypotonia, syncope, ear pain, cyanosis, apnea, cough, angioedema, erythema, pruritus, rash, urticaria, fatigue, injection site induration, injection site reaction, Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).