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Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis

Diphtheria-Tetanus- Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know- (PDF)

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria that can be prevented by getting the DTaP vaccine. Learn who should get DTaP vaccine and when, potential risks, and what to do if you have an allergic reaction.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fast Facts for Families: Pertussis, A Family Affair- (PDF)

Learn how immunity against pertussis (whooping cough) is only obtained after a child has received all of the required doses. This brochure illustrates the importance of immunization for everyone in contact with infants and small children.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

Read about the Tdap vaccine including who should and should not get this vaccine, when they should be vaccinated, and the risks and benefits of this vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects your nervous system. If you're traveling internationally, it's a good idea to have up-to-date immunity because tetanus may be more common where you're visiting, especially if you're traveling to a developing country.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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