The DPTa vaccine protects against: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus. It is applied during pregnancy.
From week 28 to 36 of gestation
1 Dose - Requires a doctor's order
WHY IS THIS VACCINE IMPORTANT?
This vaccine is very important in pregnancy because you are not only protecting yourself but also giving your baby early protection.
In Vaccination and Vaccine Info the DPTa vaccine is available, which protects against: Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Tetanus, in a single application. It is a very safe vaccine, both for you and your baby.
DISEASES THAT PREVENTS
It is an acute infection caused by the bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Person to person. Occasionally it can be transmitted by contaminated material or unpasteurized milk.
PERTUSSIS OR WHOOPING COUGH
It is an infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.
-Clear and thick mucous discharge
-Mild upper respiratory infection
It is spread mainly from person to person by direct contact with mucus or nasal and throat secretions from infected people.
Infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium Tetani, which is present in the soil, rusty objects, etc.
-Muscle contractions in the jaw
-Difficulty to swallow
-Stiffness and pain in the muscles of the neck, back and abdomen
It enters the body through open wounds due to contact with the ground, cuts or penetration of some rusty object such as: nails, glass, etc.