Munson Health
 
Related Information
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccine

Back to Document

by McCoy K

(DTaP Vaccine)

 

What does this vaccine help prevent ?

This vaccine helps prevent:
  • Diphtheria—which causes a sore throat associated with a thick covering in the back of the throat
  • Tetanus— which causes painful muscle tightening all over the body; also known as lockjaw
  • Pertussis— which causes bad coughing spells that make it difficult for infants to eat, drink, and breathe; also known as whooping cough
 


WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Immunization
American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org

Vaccines & Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

 

References


Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 7, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2014.


DTaP vaccine: What you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/dtap.pdf. Updated May 17, 2007. Accessed August 28, 2014.


Immunization schedules for infants and children. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child.html. Updated January 31, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2014.


10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet. 2009;374(9698):1339.


1/24/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (tdap) vaccine from the advisory committee on immunization practices, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60(1):13-15.


11/4/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women and persons who have or anticipate having close contact with an infant aged <12 months—Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:1424-1426.

 

Revision Information