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tetanus vaccine

A vaccine against Clostridium tetani.
See: DTaP vaccine
See also: vaccine

tetanus vaccine,

n one of several vaccinations used to immunize against tetanus (lockjaw). Varieties include DTaP vaccine (for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis in children), DT vaccine (for diphtheria and tetanus in children), Td vaccine and boosters (for diphtheria and tetanus in adults), and T vaccine (for tetanus alone).
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On the other hand, tetanus vaccination has not been sufficiently publicized as compared to the other two vaccines, which could explain the lower coverage of the tetanus vaccine.
Thus, glioblastoma patients in the current trial are receiving a judicious combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, dendritic cell immunotherapy, and now a nonspecific immune stimulation with tetanus vaccine.
The percentage for children receiving three doses of Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus vaccine in South Asia is only 58%.
The diphtheria vaccine is usually combined with the tetanus vaccine when being administered to travellers.
Since starting their campaign, Unicef and Pampers have given out 300 million tetanus vaccines, helping to protect women and babies in 21 countries.
Following administration of the tetanus vaccine to a pregnant mother, the antibodies pass across the placenta to her foetus.
AaHead of the Department, Yasser al-Sarraj, said in a statement to SANA that the main goal of the week is to provide integrated health care including vaccine for children under five, tetanus vaccine for pregnant and childbearing age women in the villages.
The tetanus vaccine can prevent tetanus, but its protection wanes over time.
Adolescent immunization was first emphasized when epidemiological studies of the 1980s began to illustrate the need to ensure lifetime tetanus protection by "boosting" immunity every ten years with a dose of tetanus vaccine.
Every children going to school knows the importance of a tetanus vaccine.
Of children reported to have three or more doses of diphtheria vaccine, 95% had protective immunity, and of those who were reported to have three or more doses of tetanus vaccine, 90% had protective immunity.