DTwP

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Description

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine (Adsorbed)

It is a DTwP type of vaccine containing purified Diphtheria toxoid, purified Tetanus toxoid and killed Bordetella pertussis bacilli. DTwP vaccine is administered to infants above the age of 6 weeks, and preschool children for  active immunization against 3 diseases called Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping cough) diseases.

Immunization guideline:

3 primary doses of 0.5 ml should be given at 4-6 week interval. The first dose should be given at approximately 6 weeks of age. Booster dose of 0.5 ml  should be given 12 months after the primary immunization and also between the ages of 4-6 years.

For latest IAP updates see revised immunization schedule.

Additional information

vaccine-type

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine (Adsorbed)

manufacturer

Biological E Limited

country-of-manufacture

India

pharmaceutical-form

Liquid

package-size

1 Dose

route-of-administration

Intramuscular

Contraindications

DTwP vaccine should be avoided in infants with known family history of epilepsy, central nervous system disorders. Children suffering from seizures, convulsions, cerebral irritation in the neonatal period, developmental neurological defect or other disorder of the central nervous system should not be immunized with DTwP. Immunization should be postponed if the infant has an acute disease.

Preservative

thiomersal 0.01 % w/v

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