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He is immunized against pertussis but is it possible to still contract diphtheria?
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: Pertussis
Pertussis is whooping cough and diphtheria is whitish inflammation of the throat.
Immunizations are given together with tetanus called dpt. Immunity depends on the vaccine given.

In brief: Pertussis
Pertussis is whooping cough and diphtheria is whitish inflammation of the throat.
Immunizations are given together with tetanus called dpt. Immunity depends on the vaccine given.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: DTP Vaccine covers
There is no separate purtussis vaccine, it is given as dtap in first and second year and boosters at 4to6 and tdap at 11years of age.
The vaccines are very effective against diptheria and tetanus and pertussis immunity has been in question but there has been no reported cases of diptheria.

In brief: DTP Vaccine covers
There is no separate purtussis vaccine, it is given as dtap in first and second year and boosters at 4to6 and tdap at 11years of age.
The vaccines are very effective against diptheria and tetanus and pertussis immunity has been in question but there has been no reported cases of diptheria.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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