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what is DPT vaccination ?

Hello, what is DPT vacc
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Mohan, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
DPT vaccination or Immunization is Immunization to protect against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus. It is given in a series of 5 shots at 2, 4, 6, 18 months of age and 4 to 6 years of age.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil.N's  Response
Hi Welcome to Health care magic Forum
refers to a class of combination vaccines against three infectious diseases in humans: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.
The vaccine components include diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, and killed whole cells of the organism that causes pertussis (wP).
It is given to infants as immunization schedule,given intramuscular.
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