Vaccine - DTaP-IPV-Hib

This is a vaccine that decreases your child's risk of getting diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and haemophilus influenza type B (Hib).




This is a vaccine that decreases your child's risk of getting diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and haemophilus influenza type B (Hib).



Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) are bacterial illnesses that have potentially serious complications.

  • Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly contagious viral infection that can affect the central nervous system and cause paralysis (paralytic polio).
  • Due to the widespread use of vaccines, these illnesses are not as common as they use to be.

Diphtheria is characterized by:

  • Fever
  • Cough, sore throat and hoarseness
  • Swollen neck glands

Severe complications are due to the toxins made by the bacteria. They include throat swelling with difficulty swallowing and breathing, inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis), paralysis, kidney damage and death.

Tetanus (lockjaw) is characterized by painful muscle spasms that can spread throughout the body. (Muscle spasms in the jaw produce the classic "lockjaw".) The spasms can lead to muscle tears or broken bones. Other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Stiff neck
  • High blood pressure
  • Fast or irregular heart beat

Severe complications include difficulty swallowing and breathing, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, brain damage due to lack of oxygen during spasms and death.

Pertussis (whooping cough) is characterized by:

  • Cold symptoms
  • Slight fever
  • Mild cough that progresses to episodes of severe coughing that often end with a "whoop". The cough may be forceful enough to cause problems such a bruising, nosebleeds and broken ribs.Severe symptoms and complications are more common in infants younger than age one and include pneumonia, dehydration, ear infections, seizures and death.

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) is a bacteria that causes serious infections in childhood. The bacteria can cause:

  • Lung infections (pneumonia)
  • Infections of the lining that surrounds the spinal cord and brain (meningitis)
  • Other infections of the blood, bones and joints

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly contagious viral infection that can affect the central nervous system and cause paralysis (paralytic polio). Complications include:

  • Weakness or paralysis in arms, legs and respiratory muscles (paralytic polio)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Meningitis
  • Recurrent symptoms that can appear years later (post-polio syndrome)
  • Permanent physical disability due to paralysis
  • Death (about twenty percent)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that children get their DTaP, polio, and Hib vaccines at two months, four months, six months, and between fifteen and eighteen months.

  • The fifth dose in the series should be given before your child enters school, typically between four to six years of age
  • The fifth dose does not include the Hib vaccine
  • You may be required to show proof of vaccination before your child can attend school

If your child has a moderate to severe illness, check with your healthcare provider before he or she receives the vaccine.

  • Your child should not receive the vaccine at all if he or she has an allergy to any of the components of the vaccine. However, due to the importance of the tetanus vaccine, your child should be referred to a doctor who specializes in allergic reactions for further evaluation.
  • Adults may also need to be immunized against these three diseases. However, that is done with a different vaccine than the one used for children.

You should contact your healthcare provider if your child is not up to date on the DTaP vaccine. Here is a list of questions you can ask about the vaccine.

  • Do you recommend this combination vaccine for my child? Why or why not?
  • Does this vaccine need boosters, and when?
  • What are the side effects of this vaccine?
  • What are the risks if my child does not get the vaccine?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Vaccine Hib
Vaccine Haemophilus Influenza
Vaccine - Hib
Immunization Hib
Immunization Haemophilus Influenza
Hib Vaccine
Hib Shot
Hib Immunization
Haemophilus Influenza Vaccine
Haemophilus Influenza Shot
Haemophilus Influenza Immunization
Vaccine Polio
Vaccine - Polio
Polio Vaccine
Polio Shot
Polio Immunization
Immunization Polio
Vaccine Tetanus
Vaccine Pertussis
Vaccine DTaP
Vaccine Diptheria
Vaccine - Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis - DTaP
Vaccine
Tetanus Vaccine
Tetanus Shot
Tetanus Immunization
Pertussis Vaccine
Pertussis Shot
Pertussis Immunization
Immunization Tetanus
Immunization Pertussis
Immunization DTaP
Immunization Diphtheria
DTaP Vaccine
DTaP Shot
DTaP Immunization
Diphtheria Vaccine
Diphtheria Shot
Diphtheria Immunization


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