In these three regions in 2016, 11 million infants did not receive their first dose of DTP vaccine
, and 18 million did not receive their first dose of MCV.
118) Indeed, in 1985 alone, plaintiffs filed a total of 100 lawsuits against just one manufacturer, Lederle Laboratories, claiming injury following the administration of its DTP vaccine
, which eclipsed the number of lawsuits filed against Lederle in the previous three years combined.
Two-thirds of a group of 4138 children born between 1987 and 1989 in 45 adjacent villages in western India received their BCG and DTP vaccines
out of sequence, receiving either both vaccinations at the same time or the BCG after the DTP.
Among the children worldwide who did not receive 3 doses of DTP vaccine
during the first year of life in 2009 approximately half live in India (37%) and Nigeria (14%).
Much of the controversy surrounding the DTP vaccine
in the 1970s and 1980s related to the question of whether the whole-cell Pertussis component caused permanent brain injury in rare cases.
In the 1970s, to allay public fears about the whooping cough element of the combined DTP vaccine
, the jabs were offered separately.
Allegations of other serious adverse reactions, such as permanent neurologic damage, after a dose of DTP vaccine
are controversial and have been discussed elsewhere in depth.
The vaccine is now mixed with the DTP vaccine
and given in one injection.
3 Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) is the preferred vaccine for all doses in the vaccination series, including completion of the series in children who have received one or more doses of whole-cell DTP vaccine
As of August 1997, according to program record keepers, 5,169 claims had been filed--73 percent of them for injuries resulting from the DTP vaccine
Giving children a dose of acetaminophen before the DTP vaccine
lessens their chances of developing a fever or other mild reactions.
The packet insert for the DTP vaccine
(Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), lists under its side effects and adverse reactions:
The Td vaccine is used as a booster to the DTP vaccine
This new vaccine reduces the incidence of redness, swelling and tenderness compared with a whole-cell pertussis DTP vaccine
is usually given 5 times before a child reaches age 7 years.