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What is dpt?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus vaccine.

In brief: See below

Diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus vaccine.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
And now T-dap is being recommended as a safety measure in hospitals to prevent resurgence of pertussis, aka, whooping cough.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Older vaccine

Before the 90's we routinely gave the DTP or child formulation of diphtheria /tetanus & whole cell pertussis vaccine.
It as a successful combination vaccine but many had significant side effects. We never gave it after age 6. In the 90's the acellular pertussis vaccine replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine.It has few if any side effects.We now give the DTap or adult TdaP.

In brief: Older vaccine

Before the 90's we routinely gave the DTP or child formulation of diphtheria /tetanus & whole cell pertussis vaccine.
It as a successful combination vaccine but many had significant side effects. We never gave it after age 6. In the 90's the acellular pertussis vaccine replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine.It has few if any side effects.We now give the DTap or adult TdaP.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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