French 5-in-1 vaccine (Pentaxim)

The French 5-in-1 vaccine in Vietnam is Pentaxim vaccine. So what is the need to know about this vaccination service? What are the dosages, contraindications, and side effects of Pentaxim vaccine? Let's learn about Pentaxim with SignsSymptomsList through the article below!


Introduction of Pentaxim . vaccine

Pentaxim vaccine is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, France. This is a new generation 5-in-1 vaccine that helps prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B bacteria.

The French 5-in-1 vaccine (Pentaxim) imported in Vietnam has 4 packing specifications as follows:

  • Box contains 1 vial, vial contains 1 dose of lyophilized vaccine; 1 prefilled syringe with 1 dose of 0.5 ml vaccine suspension with pre-filled needle.
  • Box contains 1 vial, vial contains 1 dose of lyophilized vaccine; 1 prefilled syringe with 1 dose of 0.5 ml vaccine suspension without needle attached; Includes 2 syringes.
  • Box contains 10 vials, vials contain 1 dose of lyophilized vaccine; 10 pre-filled syringes with 1 dose of 0.5 ml vaccine suspension with pre-filled needles.
  • Box contains 10 vials, vials contain 1 dose of lyophilized vaccine; 10 pre-filled syringes with 1 dose of 0.5 ml vaccine suspension without needles; Comes with 20 needles.

In terms of dosage form, Pentaxim vaccine consists of lyophilized powder in vials and sterile, opaque white suspension preloaded in syringes.

French 5-in-1 vaccine (Pentaxim)

Pentaxim 5-in-1 vaccine made in France

What are the uses of Pentaxim vaccine?

Pentaxim vaccine is indicated for vaccination to prevent diseases: whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pneumonia and meningitis caused by H.influenzae type B.

How much does the French 5-in-1 vaccine (Pentaxim) cost?

The French 5-in-1 vaccine Pentaxim is produced by the company Sanofi Pasteur. Pentaxim is used in vaccination services.

The reference price of Pentaxim vaccine at VNVC vaccination system is VND 785,000.


Parents need to monitor and follow the vaccination schedule to ensure the most effective vaccine against the disease.

Children need to be injected with Pentaxim with 3 basic injections and 1 booster dose.

  • 3 basic injections are given at 2, 3, 4 or 3, 4, 5 or 2, 4, and 6 months. The minimum interval between injections is 1 month.
  • The booster will be given at 16 months.

Contraindicated object

Absolutely do not use the 5-in-1 French Pentaxim vaccine for the following subjects:

  • Children with hypersensitivity to:
    • Any active ingredient of Pentaxim.
    • Any excipients of the vaccine.
    • Acellular or whole-cell pertussis vaccine.
    • Glutaraldehyde, Neomycin, Streptomycin or Polymyxin B. These substances are used in the manufacturing process and can be left in very small amounts in the vaccine.
  • The child has had a severe allergic reaction after receiving a vaccine with a similar ingredient.
  • The child has a fever or an acute illness.
  • Children with advanced encephalopathy or brain damage.
  • Children who have had brain damage within 7 days of receiving a pertussis vaccine with acellular or whole-cell components.

Unwanted effects

After receiving the French Pentaxim 5-in-1 vaccine, children may experience some unwanted effects such as:

  • At the injection site, there is a red halo, large hard nodule with a size of more than 2 cm. These are the most common irritant reactions after injection. Children will experience these symptoms within 48 hours of the injection and for up to 72 hours. However, parents can rest assured that these symptoms in children will go away on their own without the need for treatment.
  • The child may have systemic reactions such as fever, agitation, trouble sleeping, gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, vomiting and fussiness.
  • In addition, some children also experienced urticaria, skin rash, fever with convulsions within 48 hours after injection.
  • With vaccines containing the Hib antigen component such as Pentaxim, some reports have shown swelling of the lower extremities in children. In addition, fever, pain, and fussiness often accompany the above symptoms.

French 5-in-1 vaccine (Pentaxim)

Children may experience unwanted side effects after receiving vaccines

Notes when giving children vaccinated with Pentaxim vaccine

  • Before vaccination, children need to be screened. This is to detect abnormalities to make decisions to continue vaccination, delay vaccination or change vaccines for children.
  • Screening results are based on information provided by parents and information discovered by doctors after the examination. Therefore, parents need to inform the doctor in full the following information:
    • Child's weight.
    • Whether the child's eating, sleeping, and playing activities were normal before the examination or not.
    • Congenital diseases and diseases that the child is suffering from.
    • Is the child taking any medications?
    • Does the child have a history of allergies to drugs or foods?
    • Children's reactions after previous vaccinations. Does the child have a history of previous allergy to vaccines?

Above is the information about the 5-in-1 French vaccine Pentaxim. Parents should pay attention to follow the vaccination schedule to take their children to the right dose and schedule. Besides, observing the signs of the child after vaccination and informing the doctor before the next vaccination period is absolutely necessary to protect the health and safety of the child. In case the child has any unusual side effects, immediately notify the nearest medical agency for timely support.