DPT vaccine

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DPT vaccine

(dē′pē-tē′)
n.
Variant of DTP vaccine.
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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 percentage of 19- to 35-month-old children who received diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccines declined slightly between 1999 and 2000, while two of the newer vaccines gained a bit of ground, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported (MMWR 50[30]:637-41, 2001).

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