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Diphtheria Tetanus And Pertussis Vaccine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
DTaP, Tdap, and Td are the names of injections given to protect you from diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
Call 911 for any of the following:
- Your mouth and throat are swollen.
- You are wheezing or have trouble breathing.
- You have chest pain or your heart is beating faster than usual.
- You feel like you are going to faint.
Return to the emergency department if:
- Your face is red or swollen.
- You have hives that spread over your body.
- You feel weak or dizzy.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever or chills.
- You have a headache, body aches, or joint pain.
- You have nausea or diarrhea, or you are vomiting.
- You have increased pain, redness, or swelling around the area where the shot was given.
- You have questions or concerns about the vaccine.
Apply a warm compress
to the injection area as directed to decrease pain and swelling.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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