Daptacel (Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Absorbed

DTaP Recommended Immunization Schedule

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), children should get 5 doses of DTaP vaccine6

The DTaP vaccine should be given at the following ages:

The DTaP vaccine may be given at the same time as other childhood vaccines. It is very important for children to receive all 5 doses for maximum protection.

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Protection Safety Packaging Prescribing Information

6. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommended childhood immunization schedule—United States, 2002. Pediatrics. 2002;109:162-164.


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Safety Information

DAPTACEL® (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) is a vaccine given to infants and children 6 weeks through 6 years (prior to 7th birthday) to prevent 3 serious diseases: diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough). As with any vaccine, vaccination with DAPTACEL vaccine may not protect 100% of individuals. There are risks associated with all vaccines. The most common side effects with DAPTACEL vaccine are redness, swelling, and soreness or tenderness where the injection was given; fever, fussiness, and crying more than usual. Other side effects may occur. DAPTACEL vaccine should not be given to children who, after a previous dose of the vaccine, have had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) or encephalopathy not attributable to another cause.

For more information about DAPTACEL vaccine, refer to the Patient Information on DAPTACEL.com and talk to your child's health-care provider.