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a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin

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Tolerability and antibody response in adolescents and adults revaccinated with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed (Tdap) 4-5 years after a previous dose.
Guillain-Barre syndrome after tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine: a case report.
Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2010.
Tetanus toxoid and diphtheria toxoid are both classical protein antigens that depend on T-helper cells for both primary and recall antibody responses.
Diphtheria toxoid was included in the programme right from the beginning, in combination with tetanus toxoid and pertussis vaccine (DTP).
CDC, Preventing Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Among Adolescents: Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines.
Aventis (Swiftwater, PA), part of the Sanofi-Aventis Group, announced that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously to recommend licensure of Menactra (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine for protection against invasive meningococcal disease in adolescents and adults aged 11-55 years.
In the United States, the combined tetanus toxoid (TT) and diphtheria toxoid (Td) vaccine has been used in immunization programs for more than 50 years (Gardner, 2001).
2) Administer tetanus and diphtheria toxoid, as indicated.
Studies with Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]
Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended during the third trimester of each pregnancy to provide protection to newborns, who are at risk for pertussis-related morbidity and mortality (1).
11 July 2011 - UK-based GlaxoSmithKline (LON: GSK) said on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOOSTRIX [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] for use in adults 65 years of age and older for active booster immunisation against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
The most recent changes are the interim recommendations from the February 2011 ACIP meeting pertaining to tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine immunization and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) for health care personnel.
One potential source of confusion involves the two new tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines licensed in 2005 for adolescents and adults, and the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine licensed in 1991 for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.
This product combines a small amount of diphtheria toxoid with the tetanus toxoid, because diphtheria is still a problem in some areas of the world.
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