TETRAct-HIB

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Description

TETRAct-HIB contains  Act-HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugated with tetanus protein) and D.T.COQ/D.T.P. (Purified diphtheria toxoid, Purified tetanus toxoid and killed whole cell Bordetella pertussis). This tetravalent combination vaccine is indicated for the prevention of invasive Haemophilus influenzae, type b infections (meningitis, septicaemia, cellulitis, arthritis, epiglottitis, etc.), diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. TETRAct-HIB does not protect against infections due to other types of Haemophilus influenzae nor against meningitis of other origins.

Immunization guideline:

Primary vaccination over two months of age, 3 injections of a unit dose of vaccine (0.5 ml) at one or two months interval. Booster dose of  1 injection one year after the 3rd injection of the primary vaccination. TETRAact-HIB can be started at 6 weeks age in countries where pertussis represents a major risk for infants.

For latest IAP updates see revised immunization schedule.

Additional information

manufacturer

Sanofi Pasteur

country-of-manufacture

France

vaccine-type

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, hib, DTP

pharmaceutical-form

Liquid, Lyophilized

route-of-administration

Intramuscular

preservative

Thiomersal

Contraindications

Convulsant or non-convulsant progressive encephalopathy (neurological disease), strong reaction occurring within 48 hours following a previous vaccination: fever above or equal to 40°C, persistent crying syndrome, febrile or non-febrile convulsion, hypotonus – hyporeactivity syndrome, hypersensitivity appearing after a previous vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and known allergy to any of the ingredients of the vaccine.

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