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  • Diphtheria
  • Contraindications & Precautions
  • Pertussis
  • Contraindications & Precautions
  • Tetanus
  • Contraindications & Precautions

Can we give further doses of DTaP to an infant who had an afebrile seizure within 3 hours of a previous dose?

An infant who experiences an afebrile seizure following a dose of DTaP requires further evaluation. An infant with a recent seizure or an evolving neurologic condition should not receive further doses of DTaP or DT until the condition has been evaluated and stabilized. Other indicated vaccines may be administered on schedule. To assure that the child is at least protected against tetanus and diphtheria, the decision to give either DTaP or DT should be made no later than the first birthday.

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

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