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3a.18 When is the DT vaccine contraindicated?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3a.18 When is the DT vaccine contraindicated?

Should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. People who
have had a reaction (which is very rare) should avoid it.

Vaccine components capable of causing adverse reactions: for
diptheria, thimerosal and toxoid; for tetanus, thimerosal and toxoid
(Travel Medicine Advisor).

(Note: There is currently, as of 1999, a move toward replacing
thimerosal in vaccines, so the reference to thimerosal here may
shortly be out of date.)

 

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