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).
DAPTACEL is to be administered as a 5 dose series at 2, 4 and 6 months of age (at intervals of 6-8 weeks), at 15-20 months of age and at 4-6 years of age.
The first dose may be given as early as 6 weeks of age. Four doses of DAPTACEL constitute a primary immunization course for pertussis.
The fifth dose is a booster for pertussis immunization. Three doses of DAPTACEL constitute a primary immunization course for diphtheria and tetanus.
The fourth and fifth doses are boosters for diphtheria and tetanus immunization.