What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Corvelva invites you to get in-depth information by reading all the sections and links, as well as the manufacturer's product leaflets and technical data sheets, and to speak with one or more trusted professionals before deciding to vaccinate yourself or your child. This information is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice.

There are several anti-tetanus vaccines authorized by the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and they differ above all in their single-component or multivalent formulation.

The DTaP vaccine (when and if available), intended for children from 6 weeks to 7 years, contains the Bordetella pertussis antigen, the toxoid Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Clostridium tetani (in Tripedia they were kept in culture «in a peptone-based medium containing extract
bovine»6); until a few years ago, it also contained mercury salts, which were later eliminated. Trivalent products still authorized but difficult to find on the market may contain aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde and polysorbate 80.

Monocomponent vaccines

DTP vaccines (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

Hexavalent vaccines (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b)

DTP+Polio vaccines (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio)


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