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Diphtheria Toxoid / Pertussis, Whole Cell / Tetanus Toxoid Dosage

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

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Usual Pediatric Dose for Diphtheria Prophylaxis

Primary immunization: Three 0.5 mL IM doses given in 2 month intervals beginning at the age of 2 to 3 months followed by a dose at 15 to 18 months of age. A booster should be administered at 4 to 6 years of age.

For booster doses at ages >= 7 years use the DT absorbed. A booster is recommended every 10 years.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pertussis Prophylaxis

Primary immunization: Three 0.5 mL IM doses given in 2 month intervals beginning at the age of 2 to 3 months followed by a dose at 15 to 18 months of age. A booster should be administered at 4 to 6 years of age.

For booster doses at ages >= 7 years use the DT absorbed. A booster is recommended every 10 years.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tetanus Prophylaxis

Primary immunization: Three 0.5 mL IM doses given in 2 month intervals beginning at the age of 2 to 3 months followed by a dose at 15 to 18 months of age. A booster should be administered at 4 to 6 years of age.

For booster doses at ages >= 7 years use the DT absorbed. A booster is recommended every 10 years.

Precautions

ACIP recommends exclusive use of acellular pertussis vaccine for all doses of the pertussis vaccine series.

Do not use for the treatment of whooping cough, tetanus, or diphtheria.

Other Comments

Common adverse reactions and all serious reactions that occur during administration in the U.S. should be reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Reporting forms and information regarding the completion of the form can be obtained at 1-800-822-7967.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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