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DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS/PERTUSSIS/POLIO VACCINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Kinrix, Quadracel
USES: This medication is a combination of vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), and polio. Vaccination is the best way to protect against these life-threatening infections. Vaccines work by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies).
Vaccines may not fully protect everyone who receives them.
HOW TO USE: Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care professional before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional.
This vaccine is injected into a muscle by a health care professional. It is usually given in the thigh or upper arm.
Vaccines are usually given in a series of doses to provide the best protection. Closely follow the vaccination schedule provided by the doctor. Keep all scheduled medical appointments. It may be helpful to mark a calendar as a reminder. There are various combinations of vaccines available. Discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with the health care professional.
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