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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 a serious adverse event temporally associated with a previous dose including an anaphylactic reaction.

A history of systemic allergic or neurologic reactions following a previous dose of Tetanus (tetanus toxoid) Toxoid is an absolute contraindication for further use.2,5

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

Elective immunization should be deferred during the course of any febrile illness or acute infection. A minor afebrile illness such as a mild upper respiratory infection should not preclude immunization.2

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

It is a contraindication to use this or any other related vaccine after a serious adverse reaction temporally associated with a previous dose, including an anaphylactic reaction.

REFERENCES

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

5. Report on the Committee of Infectious Diseases, ed 25. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000

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

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

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