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3a.19 Under what circumstances is tetanus toxoid given to pregnant women?




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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.19 Under what circumstances is tetanus toxoid given to pregnant women?

Tetanus toxoid is given to pregnant women in countries where there is
a high risk of neonatal tetanus (due to factors which enhance the risk
of cord contamination in these countries).


 

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