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Painful versus painless vaccines – Article on different DPT combination vaccines

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

DPT vaccines

DPT vaccines

*DISCLAIMER: Please note I have mentioned routinely used vaccine brands in INDIA as examples. Please do check the ingredients and discuss in detail with your paediatrician before making a decision. We DO NOT promote any brands. This article is only for information and discussion, NOT an advice column.

The combination of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DPT) vaccines into a single product has been central to the protection of the pediatric population over the past 50 years. The addition of inactivated polioHaemophilus influenzae, and hepatitis B vaccines into the combination has facilitated the introduction of these vaccines into recommended immunization schedules by reducing the number of injections required and has therefore increased immunization compliance. Continue reading