DPT vaccine


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DPT vaccine

(dē′pē-tē′)
n.
Variant of DTP vaccine.

DPT vaccine

DPT vaccine

An obsolete combination of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and killed pertussis bacilli. It is no longer given in pediatric immunizations because of the superiority of DTaP, a vaccine that contains only acellular pertussis.
See also: vaccine
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The doctors say they don't know what caused all this, but I am convinced it can be traced back to the DPT vaccine.
We have some updated medical evidence relating to the DPT vaccine which we are taking to the Legal Aid Board.
Health Net, a strong supporter of wellness, suggests that parents update their children's immunization schedules for the DPT vaccine (for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), polio, MMR (for measles, mumps, and rubella), haemophilus influenza (for meningitis), hepatitis B, and varicella (for chicken pox).
The FDA refused to recall the more toxic DPT vaccine and so it was injected into American babies for six more years, just like mercury has been injected into babies for six more years after the FDA told the drug companies to get it out of vaccines.
The National Vaccine Information Center is a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1982 by parents whose children were injured or died from reactions to the DPT vaccine.
Panelists will include Rick Rollens, a California father whose son became autistic following DPT and MMR vaccine reactions and Michelle Clements, a Milwaukee mother, whose son is severely brain injured from a DPT vaccine reaction and was denied compensation under the federal vaccine injury compensation program.
An acellular pertussis DPT vaccine is also available from the company.
For reasons that are not clear, the DPT vaccine in females but not males poses negative risk effects.