Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccine

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Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccine

Vaccination against Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertusis.

Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw so the victim cannot open the mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 out of 10 cases.

Diphtheria causes a thick coating in the nose, throat, and airways. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, or death.

Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing so severe that it interferes with eating, drinking, or breathing. These spells can last for weeks and can lead to pneumonia, seizures (convulsions), brain damage, and death.

Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through a cut or wound.

Contraindications

  • a very high fever
  • a neurologic disorder or disease affecting the brain
  • fainting or going into shock
  • severe pain, redness, tenderness, swelling, or a lump where the shot was given
  • an allergy to latex rubber
  • severe or uncontrolled epilepsy or other seizure disorder

 Side Effects

  • mild pain or tenderness where the shot was given;
  • headache or tiredness;
  • body aches; or
  • mild nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting.

All vaccines are being closely monitored for unusual or severe problems.

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