HEXAXIM will be given to the child by a doctor or nurse trained in the use of vaccines and who are equipped to deal with any uncommon severe allergic reaction to the injection (see Adverse Reactions).
HEXAXIM is given as an injection into a muscle (intramuscular route IM) in the upper part of the child's leg or upper arm. The vaccine will never be given into a blood vessel or into under the skin.
The recommended dose is as follows: First course of vaccination (primary vaccination): The child will receive either two injections given at an interval of two months or three injections given at an interval of one to two months (at least four weeks apart). This vaccine should be used according to the local vaccination programme.
Additional injections (booster): After the first course of injections, the child will receive a booster dose, in accordance with local recommendations, at least 6 months after the last dose of the first course. The doctor will tell when the dose should be given.
Missed Dose: If the child misses a scheduled injection, it is important to discuss with the doctor or nurse who will decide when to give the missed dose.
It is important to follow the instructions from the doctor or nurse so that the child completes the course of injections. If not, the child may not be fully protected against the diseases.