Vaccine Info

Pentacel Pertussis Vaccine

Description

Pentacel vaccine consists of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus (DTaP-IPV) component and an ActHIB® vaccine component 

Indication

Pentacel vaccine is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, and invasive disease due to H influenzae type b.

Dosage

Pentacel is administered as an intramuscular injection.

Pentacel vaccine is approved for use as a 4-dose series in children 6 weeks through 4 years of age (prior to the fifth birthday).

Updated
September 30th, 2019