Pediacel is indicated for immunization of children at or above the age of 2 months and as a booster in children up to their 7 th birthday against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cugh, poliomyelitis and invasive Haemophilus influenza type b disease.
In ifants, three infectons are to be given intramuscularly at 2,4 and 6 months of age followed by a booster at 18 months of age.
Children who have had pertusis, tetanus, diphtheria or haemophilus influenzae type b invasive disease should still be immunized since these clinical infections do not always confer immunity.
Children who have had natural pertussis can continue to receive pertussis – containing vaccines.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected persons HIV- infected individuals, both asymptomatic and symptomatic, should be immunized with Pediacel vaccine according to standart schedules.