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Diphtheria and Tetanus

Diphtheria and Tetanus

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

HYPERSENSITIVITY TO ANY COMPONENT OF THE VACCINE,INCLUDING THIMEROSAL, A MERCURY DERIVATIVE,IS A CONTRAINDICATION FOR FURTHER USE OF THIS VACCINE.

It is a contraindication to use this or any other related vaccine after an immediate anaphylactic reaction associated with a previous dose.

A history of systemic allergic or neurologic reactions following a previous dose of DT is an absolute contraindication for further use.2

If a contraindication to using tetanus toxoid-containing preparations exists in a person who has not completed a primary immunizing course of tetanus toxoid and other than a clean, minor wound is sustained, only passive immunization should be given using TIG (Human).2

Immunization should be deferred during the course of an acute illness. Vaccination of infants and children with severe, febrile illness should generally be deferred until these persons have recovered. However, the presence of minor illnesses such as mild upper respiratory infections with or without low grade fever should not preclude vaccination.2

Elective immunization procedures should be deferred during an outbreak of poliomyelitis.8

REFERENCES

2. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for vaccine use and other preventive measures. MMWR 40:No.RR-10,1991

8. Wilson GS. The Hazards of Immunization. Provocation poliomyelitis.270-274,1967

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2006
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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