"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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The patient, parent, or guardian should be:
- informed of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with BOOSTRIX (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine, adsorbed) .
- informed about the potential for adverse reactions that have been temporally associated with administration of BOOSTRIX (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine, adsorbed) or other vaccines containing similar components.
- instructed to report any adverse events to their healthcare provider.
- given the Vaccine Information Statements, which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/nip).
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/21/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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