Guidance: Pentacel, Daptacel and Pediarix Shortages 2013

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Pentacel, Daptacel and Pediarix Shortages: Guidance for Vaccinating Children

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CDC has issuedGuidance for Vaccinating Children during the 2013 Pentacel, Daptacel and Pediarix Shortages. The Guidance has been issued in response to SanofiPasteur’s Pentacel® (DTaP-IPV/Hib) and Daptacel® shortages and the reduced allocation of GlaxoSmithKline’s Pediarix® vaccine. The shortages are expected to last throughout the summer of 2013.

The guidance encourages vaccine providers to:

  • continue to follow the recommended immunization schedule and ensure patient receive all recommended doses of DTaP, Hib, and polio vaccines,
  • search for alternative vaccines during the shortage (including single component DTaP, IPV, HepB, and Hib vaccines and other licensed combination vaccines which should be readily available), and
  • contact your state and local immunization program for guidance about ordering vaccine if you participate in the VFC program.

The Guidance Document, including possible scheduling scenarios, further information about vaccine shortages, can be found at CDC Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays.

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