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Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria

Vaccine Information

Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1) vaccine is given to teenagers at 14 years of age. This vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against these three organisms, without actually causing the diseases.

VACCINATION: Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1 booster)

COURSE: 1 dose

Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious disease of the central nervous system that is caused by bacteria that is found in soil as well as from animal bites and licks.  The disease is spread through open cuts and wounds that have been contaminated with infected soil.

Polio

Polio is a serious infectious disease that can causes temporary and permanent paralysis. Polio is an airborne disease that is spread when infected people cough, sneeze and breath on other people.

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an infection of the upper repertory system and is highly contagious. It is caused by the diphtheria bacterium, which results in high temperatures and soreness of the nose and throat areas. Children who are not yet vaccinated are susceptible to catching the disease and if infected, diphtheria can be fatal.

Prevention

Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria is preventable by having a 3 in 1 booster vaccination. The vaccination will last up to 10 years.