DPT vaccination

DPT vaccination

An immunization that protects against diphtheria, pertussis–whooping cough, tetanus Adverse reactions Anaphylactic shock within 24 hrs, encephalitis, residual seizure disorder, shock-like state, hypotonia, ↓ responsiveness by end of day 3. See also Vaccination, DTaP.
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Vaccinated individuals had taken 2 or 3 doses of primary DPT vaccination.
On the Indian subcontinent, DPT vaccination coverage is reported to be 80%.
Before DPT vaccination began, 95 percent of people contracted pertussis (whooping cough) at some point in their lives.
Ms Walker's son, Daniel Levell, 11, was diagnosed with West Syndrome, a condition which causes spasms in very young children, shortly after he received his DPT vaccinations at three months old.