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Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTPa)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term523497
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The DTP used in Australia and many other industrialised countries is DTPa, which contains an acellular pertussis component made of refined pertussis extracts. The acronym DTPa, using capital letters, signifies child formulations of diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis-containing vaccines, and denotes the substantially larger amounts of diphtheria toxoid and pertussis.

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Reference documents:Help on this termThe Australian Immunisation Handbook, 10th ed, 2013
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