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Active ingredients: diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component vaccine
What it is used for
Infanrix is indicated as fourth and fifth dose for children from 15 months of age up to and including 6 years of age who have been immunised previously with three or four doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whole-cell) vaccine. INDICATIONS AS OF 8TH JANUARY 1997 - Infanrix (DTPa) is indicated for active primary immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis when commenced between 2 months and 12 months of age. Infanrix (DTPa) is also indicated as fourth and fifth dose for children from 15 months of age up to and including 6 years of age who have been immunised previously with three or four doses of diphtheria,tetanus and pertussis (whole-cell or acellular) vaccine.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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White turbid suspension
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component vaccine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Pertussis (whooping cough) | The Australian Immunisation Handbook
Information about pertussis (whooping cough) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook
Read more on Department of Health website
Pertussis vaccines for Australians | NCIRS
Pertussis, commonly known as ‘whooping cough’, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website