Painful versus painless vaccines – Article on different DPT combination vaccines

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

DPT vaccines
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*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 “Painful versus painless vaccines – Article on different DPT combination vaccines”