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Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine

Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine

It is a sterile cloudy, uniform suspension of diphtheria & tetanus toxoids adsorbed on aluminium phosphate & suspended in isotonic sodium chloride solution.


Primary immunization of infants, at or above the age of two months, and of pre-school children against diphtheria & tetanus.


3 i.m. injections of 0.5 ml be admn. with an interval of 4-8 wks between doses. A fourth injection of 0.5 ml should be admn. i.m. approximately one year after initial injection.


Infants or children with fever or other evidence of acute illness. Defer during an outbreak of poliomyelitis. Should not be admn. to older children (after 6 yrs.) or to adults because of the danger of reactions to diphtheria.

Special Precautions

Anaphylactic or acute hyp-ersensitivity reaction. Use sterile disposable unit.

Side Effects

Mild local reactions consisting of pain, erythema, tenderness and induration at the injection site. Mild to moderate transient fever and irritability.

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