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

What are the contraindications for using DTaP, DT, Tdap, and Td?

As with all vaccines, a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to a vaccine component or to a prior dose is a contraindication to further doses of that vaccine. A history of encephalopathy within 7 days of receiving a previous pertussis-containing vaccine that is not due to another identifiable cause is a contraindication to both DTaP and Tdap.

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

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