DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS/ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS (ADULT) - INJECTION
Phonetic Pronunciation: (dip-THEER-ee-uh/TET-un-us/per-TUSS-iss)
Information last revised August 2010
What does DIPHTH/TETANUS/PERT(ADULT)-INJ look like?
Adacel (Adolescent & Adult) 2 Lf-(5-3-5mcg)-5 Lf/0.5 mL IM Susp
BOOSTRIX 2.5 Lf unit-8 mcg-5 Lf/0.5 mL IM Susp
BOOSTRIX 2.5 Lf unit-8 mcg-5 Lf/0.5 mL IM Syringe
Adacel (Adolescent & Adult) 2 Lf-(5-3-5mcg)-5 Lf/0.5mL IM Syringe
This medication is given to maintain protection (immunity) against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough) in children and adults aged 11 to 64 years who have been vaccinated for these diseases in the past. Vaccination is the best way to protect against these life-threatening diseases. Vaccines work by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies). Booster doses are needed to maintain immunity because antibody levels may become too low over time to provide the needed protection.
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