Dr Olufunmi Kolude, the WHO's representative also asked women in the reproductive age group to ensure they take five doses of tetanus toxoid
vaccine to ensure they are protected for life.
Beginning in 2012, tetanus toxoid
, reduced diphtheria toxoid
, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine has been recommended for pregnant women during the third trimester of each pregnancy to provide protection to the newborn.
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In March 2012, the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice's Opinion on Tdap Vaccination stated that "there is no evidence of adverse fetal effects from the vaccination of pregnant women with an inactivated virus, bacterial vaccine, or toxoid
, and these should be administered as indicated" (Committee Opinion No.
The working group described the safety data on two Tdap doses as "reassuring," noting that the tetanus toxoid
vaccine has not been associated with an excess risk of adverse events.
Pregnant women who have not received Tdap should receive 1 dose after week 20 of pregnancy, although receiving it earlier is not contraindicated if tetanus toxoid
is needed for tetanus prevention following a wound.
CDC, Preventing Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Among Adolescents: Use of Tetanus Toxoid
, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid
and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines.
, Reduced tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis
Of these, the majority received predominantly tetanus toxoid
vaccination and a supply of iron and folic acid tablets.
Neonatal tetanus in developing countries is largely attributable to three risk factors: lack of maternal immunization with tetanus toxoid
, unhygienic delivery, and unhygienic umbilical cord care during the first week of life.
In general, horses, goats and sheep are more susceptible to tetanus than cattle (dogs and cats rarely get it) and they should be given an annual injection of a tetanus toxoid
2) Administer tetanus and diphtheria toxoid
, as indicated.
A history of a primary course of three injections of tetanus toxoid
followed by booster injections at 10-year intervals was taken as indicative of adequate tetanus immunization.