DPT vaccine
Musgrave Street 1483 - North Carolina
DPTA
Diphtheria - Pertussis - Tetanus
DPTa

The DPTa vaccine protects against: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus. It is applied during pregnancy.

LABORATORY

Sanofi Pasteur

APPLICATION TIME

From week 28 to 36 of gestation

VACCINATION SCHEME

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

DIPHTHERIA

DEFINITION

It is an acute infection caused by the bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

SYMPTOMS

High fever
Sore throat
Nose Bleeding

TRANSMISSION

Person to person. Occasionally it can be transmitted by contaminated material or unpasteurized milk.

PERTUSSIS OR WHOOPING COUGH

DEFINITION

It is an infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.

SYMPTOMS

-High fever
-Convulsive cough
-Clear and thick mucous discharge
-Mild upper respiratory infection

TRANSMISSION

It is spread mainly from person to person by direct contact with mucus or nasal and throat secretions from infected people.

TETANUS

DEFINITION

Infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium Tetani, which is present in the soil, rusty objects, etc.

SYMPTOMS

-Muscle contractions in the jaw
-Difficulty to swallow
-Stiffness and pain in the muscles of the neck, back and abdomen

TRANSMISSION

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.

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