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Tetanus Vaccine

The tetanus vaccine is an inactivated toxin called a toxoid. Since it is inactivated vaccine the persons immunity tends to decline with time so booster doses are recommended.The DTaP, DT, Td, and Tdap preparations are all given as an injection in the anterolateral thigh muscle (for infants and young toddlers) or in the deltoid muscle (for older children and adults).

Recommended age of administration:

• 10 years.

• Adults should be given routine booster doses of Td every 10 years.

 Individuals with following conditions should not receive:

• Individuals who had a serious allergic reaction to a previous dose of meningococcal vaccine or to one of the vaccine components.

• Individuals who are moderately or severely ill.

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