A pentavalent vaccine, also known as a 5-in-1 vaccine, is a combination vaccine with five individual vaccines conjugated into one. Pentavalent vaccine provides protection to a child from 5 life-threatening diseases – Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and Hib.
Age Criteria :
6 weeks – 24 months of age.
Interval at least 1 month
Booster recommended preferrably bet 12-18 months of age
Another booster 4-6 yrs old (DtaP-IPV)
A confirmed anaphylactic reaction to any component of the vaccine.
Adverse Effect :
Swelling, pain and redness at the injection site, loss of appetite, fever of 38ºC or more, tiredness, abnormal crying, irritability and restlessness.