"Currently, there are vaccines approved for the prevention of tetanus and diphtheria that can be used in adults 65 and older. Boostrix, which is given as a single-dose booster shot, is the first vaccine approved to prevent all three diseases in ol"...
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Some products that may interact with this vaccine include: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone), cancer chemotherapy, drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine, tacrolimus), other vaccines (e.g., diphtheria/tetanus toxoids).
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: There are various combinations of vaccines available. Based on your age, vaccination history, and previous reaction to vaccines, your health care professional will determine the most appropriate one for you. Discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with your health care provider.
History of infection with tetanus or diphtheria does not always protect against future infections with these bacteria. You should still receive this vaccine if your doctor orders it for you.
MISSED DOSE: It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was last given for your medical record.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised July 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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