Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease
Diphtheria toxoid-, tetanus toxoid-, and acellular pertussis-containing vaccines help protect against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, but they will not prevent all cases.
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccine RecommendationsACIP vaccine recommendations for infants and children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and healthcare personnel; catch-up guidance; and contraindications and precautions for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccination...
About Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis VaccinesComposition and types of diphtheria toxoid-, tetanus toxoid-, and acellular pertussis-containing vaccines; immunogenicity and efficacy information; and links to package inserts...
Storage and Handling for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis VaccinesGuidelines regarding proper refrigeration, storage, reconstitution, and disposal of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines...
Administering Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis VaccinesInformation on visual inspection; administration route, site, and needle size; number and timing of doses; predrawing vaccine doses; and administration with other vaccines...
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccine ResourcesVaccine safety, provider education, and patient education resources, as well as clinical information and references...
You Call the Shots
You Call the Shots is an interactive, training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
The "Pink Book" contains the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Six reference appendices include: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.
- Page last reviewed: November 22, 2016
- Page last updated: November 22, 2016
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