Vaqta Pediatric (Injection)

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Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Vaqta Pediatric (Injection)

Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Medication Classification


Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Brandname

Havrix, Havrix Pediatric w/Safetyglide, Havrix Pediatric, Vaqta Pediatric, Vaqta

Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated (hep-a-TYE-tis A vak-seen, in-AK-ti-vay-ted) Prevents infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.

When To Not Use Vaqta Pediatric (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hepatitis A vaccine.

How Should You Use Vaqta Pediatric (Injection)


  • Your doctor will tell you how many shots you should have and when to get them. The shots will be given in a muscle in your upper arm.
  • You will get a first dose of the vaccine and may get a second or third dose, depending on the schedule your doctor orders.

Proper Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Storage

Store Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Vaqta Pediatric (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using drugs to treat cancer, steroid medicines (such as cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, and others), tacrolimus (Prograf®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).

Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Warnings

  • This vaccine is recommended for people at high risk of getting hepatitis A infections. This includes travelers to countries where there is a high risk of getting hepatitis A, men who have sex with men, those using street drugs injected with a needle, people with liver disease, day-care workers, military personnel, institutional workers, laboratory workers, or people who work with animals that may be infected with hepatitis A.
  • Your first shot of the vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks before you may be exposed to hepatitis A virus. If you already have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus or if you need longer-term protection, you may receive an immune globulin shot when you get the hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Talk with your doctor before you receive this vaccine if you have a fever, an immune system disorder (such as HIV) or a bleeding disorder.
  • This vaccine protects you from infection from hepatitis A virus, but it does not treat hepatitis A infection or protect you from getting infections from other viruses, including other kinds of hepatitis.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you get this vaccine.

Vaqta Pediatric (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, eyelids, or throat
  • Severe skin rash or hives
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Pain, redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given
  • Tiredness
  • Low fever
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach, appetite loss

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Saqr, Saqr - 01/13/2014

The CDC has stated that it takes 30 sendcos of wet alcohol exposure to kill bacteria. Few if any users keep their hands wet w/alc that long. I would like to send you a sample & testing info on a product called Fresh Protect. It kills all bac (incl MRSA) in less than 15 sendcos. But the real winner is that it has residual protection of 4+ hours (or washoff), Kids use it gladly as there is no stinging or burning and their hands feel nice w/no stickiness, etc. My daughter used it in her 4th grade class and had appx 50% less absen-teeism than the rest of the school