Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. There are several combination vaccines used to prevent diphtheria: DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.
- What Everyone Should Know
Basic information for people interested in the vaccine
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Vaccine recommendations and contraindications; composition, dosage, and administration; handling and storage
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