diphtheria vaccine


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diphtheria vaccine

A vaccination against Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
See: DTaP vaccine
See also: vaccine
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The scheduled diphtheria vaccine has been postponed while the baby's condition is monitored.
Low dose diphtheria vaccine is given to travellers as a precaution before visiting certain countries, mostly in Africa and Asia.
Adult diphtheria immunity can be increased through scheduled booster vaccinations every 10 years (e.g., as in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, and Romania) or as part of a combined tetanus and low-dose diphtheria vaccine given for tetanus-prone injuries.
The adult formula of the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) can be given to children and adolescents starting at 18 months after a children's formula tetanus and diphtheria vaccine, said Dr.
In the latest incident, a seven-week-old baby girl was given the controversial MMR jab instead of the diphtheria vaccine.
The Expanded Programme of Immunization of the World Health Organization recommends 3 doses of the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT) vaccine starting at 6 weeks of age with additional doses of diphtheria vaccine in countries where resources permit (1).
* Comment: Decavac contains the same tetanus and diphtheria components used in the manufacturer's previous tetanus and diphtheria vaccine, but it is now preservative free.
She had received three primary doses of diphtheria vaccine at birth, 5 months, and 9 months, and a booster vaccination in 2001.
Another trial looked at concurrent administration of Menactra and tetanus diphtheria vaccine. A total of 509 11- to 17-year-olds were given Menactra plus Td followed 28 days later by placebo, while another 512 were given Td plus placebo, followed 28 days later by Menactra.
After the diphtheria vaccine was introduced, a decrease in incidence was seen in the 1950s.
Contract notice: Diphtheria vaccine adsorbed with reduced antigen content.

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