Diphth, Pertus(Acell), Tetanus
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This medication is given to keep up protection (immunity) against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough) in children and adults who have been vaccinated for these diseases in the past. Vaccination is the best way to protect against these life-threatening diseases. Vaccines work by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies). Booster doses are needed to keep up immunity because antibody levels may become too low over time to provide the needed protection.
How to Use This Medication
Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult your health care provider.
This medication is given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. It is usually given in the upper arm.
This vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines (such as hepatitis B) using a separate needle and injection site.
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