A qualified health professional will inject the vaccine.
The standard dose for adults 19 years and over is 1 mL and adolescents and children aged 1 to 18 years old is 0.5 mL. Doses are injected into a muscle and repeated after 1 month and 6 months. A qualified health professional will inject the vaccine.
For children and adolescents aged 1 to 15 years, an alternate dosing schedule of a 1 mL dose followed by a second dose after 6 to 12 months can be used. If rapid protection is needed, the standard 3-dose schedule is recommended.
In exceptional cases for adults, when travel will take place within a month or less of starting the vaccine course, an "accelerated" dosing schedule may be used: one dose is given immediately, followed by additional doses at 7 days and 21 days. A fourth dose is recommended at 12 months if this schedule is used.
In general, most people do not require a booster dose as this vaccine can provide protection for a lifetime. However, some people, such as those with weakened immune systems, may require a booster dose. Your doctor will advise you whether a booster dose is needed.
The vaccine should be refrigerated until it is used. It must not freeze, or it will have to be discarded.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.