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Vaqta pediatric

Generic name: hepatitis a pediatric vaccine [hep-atye-tis] brand names: havrix pediatric, vaqta pediatric
drug class: viral vaccines

What is Vaqta pediatric?

Hepatitis is a severe disease caused by an infection. Hepatitis can cause liver inflammation, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin). Hepatitis may lead to an increase in the risk of cancerous liver disease, cirrhosis, or even death.vaqta pediatric can assist in preventing this disease in children.

The vaccine works by exposing the child to only a tiny amount of virus that triggers the body to build immunity to the illness. The vaccine cannot cure an active disease that has already developed within the body.

Vaccination by vaqta pediatric should be considered for children at least 12 months old or older. The vaccine is recommended for those who are traveling to specific locations around the globe where hepatitis a is a very common with any vaccine, the vaqta pediatric vaccine may not offer immunity against disease for everyone.

Side effects of Vaqta pediatric

Contact emergency medical assistance. If your child is showing symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Your child should not be given the booster vaccine if they suffer a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction following one shot.

Be aware of any and all adverse consequences your child may experience following the vaccination. If your child is given an additional dose, it is important to inform your doctor if the prior shot caused any adverse reactions.

Contact your child's physician immediately if your child is suffering from:

  • Extreme sleepiness, fainting;
  • Anxiety, frustration, crying for more than an hour;
  • A seizure;
  • High temperature (within several hours or even a few days after the vaccination).

Common adverse consequences of vaqta pediatric could include:

  • Fever;
  • Irritability, drowsiness;
  • Lack of appetite
  • Headache
  • Swelling and redness. Or warmth in the area where the shot was administered.

This list does not provide an exhaustive overview of possible adverse reactions; further effects could arise.. Contact your physician for advice regarding the medical effects of the vaccine. You can report adverse reactions directly to the us department of health and human services by calling 1-800-822-7967.

Similar/related drugs

Twinrix, hepatitis, an adult vaccine, havrix, and vaqta


Inform your doctor if you are taking other medications or have any other medical issues or allergies.

Before you take this drug

The hepatitis a vaccine does not safeguard against the spread of hepatitis b, c, and e or other viruses that can affect the liver. It also won't protect against hepatitis a when your child already has a history of infection by the virus, even without showing signs.

Your child shouldn't receive this vaccine if they have had an allergic reaction that was life-threatening to any vaccine that contains hepatitis a or if they are sensitive to neomycin.

Speak to your physician if you experience:

  • An allergy to latex rubber
  • An immune system that is weak (caused through illness or the use of certain medications).

Vaqta pediatric does not have the benefit of being a product that is approved for use by children younger than 12 years old.

How to take Vaqta pediatric?

This vaccine is administered as the result of an injection (shot) into the muscle. Children will be given this shot in the office of a physician or another location in a clinic.

Your child will be given an injection of vaqta pediatric and then a booster shot between 6 and 18 months later.your child's specific booster schedule might differ from the following guidelines: follow the advice of your physician or the schedule suggested by the regional health center.

To protect yourself from the spread of hepatitis a during travel, children should be given the vaccine at least two weeks prior to the travel date. The doctor of your child will determine the most effective dose schedule to suit your needs.

Your child's physician may suggest treatment for pain and fever with an aspirin-free pain reliever like acetaminophen (tylenol) as well as ibuprofen (motrin, advil, and many others) once the shot is administered and for the next 24 hours. Follow the directions on the label or the instructions of your doctor on the dosage of vaqta pediatric to use.

What happens if i miss the dose?

Inform your doctor if your child is missing an injection or if you notice that your child is late. The next dose should be administered promptly. There is no reason to go back.

Make sure your child gets the recommended doses of this vaccine; otherwise, your child may not be fully protected from the disease.

What happens if i miss the dose?

A dose of the vaccine that is too high is highly unlikely.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding restrictions on food, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Before you receive this vaccine, inform your doctor about any other vaccines your child has recently received.

Be sure to inform your doctor if your child has recently taken medication or received treatment that could weaken the immune system, such as:

  • Steroid medicine;
  • Treatments for cancer treatments;
  • Medications to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other auto-immune disorders; treatment for autoimmune disorders such as
  • Drugs that treat the risk of organ transplant

If your child takes any of the medicines listed above, they may not be able to receive the vaccine or have to wait until other treatments have been completed.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can affect vaqta pediatric, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.