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I want to separate all of the antigens in a combination vaccine. How do I know if another vaccine option is available?
I want to separate the antigens in a combination vaccine. How do I know if another vaccine option is available? Can I choose the vaccine brand?
Combination vaccines take two or more vaccines that could be given by themselves and put them into a single injection so that children can get protection against several diseases with just one shot. Before a combination vaccine is approved for use, studies must show that the combination vaccine is just as safe and effective as each of the individual vaccines given separately. Research shows that the side effects of combination vaccines are similar to those of the individual vaccines given separately. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, polio, and haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib) vaccine is an example of a combination vaccine.
A specific brand of a vaccine is not recommended over the other. What is important is protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, not the brand of vaccine.