Vaccination, DPT

DPT immunization protects from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus and is given in a series of 5 shots at 2, 4, 6, 18 months of age and 4-6 years of age. Thanks to vaccination programs, these diseases have become less common. However, there are still unvaccinated individuals capable of carrying and passing diphtheria and pertussis to others who are not vaccinated. Tetanus bacteria are prevalent in natural surroundings, such as contaminated soil. See also Vaccination, DTaP.

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  • Pertussis — Classification and external resources A young boy coughing due to pertussis. ICD 10 A37 …   Wikipedia

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