DPT immunization
DPT immunization protects from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus and is given in a series of 5 shots at 2, 4, 6, 18 months of age and 4-6 years of age. Thanks to vaccination programs, these diseases have become less common. However, there are still unvaccinated individuals capable of carrying and passing diphtheria and pertussis to others who are not vaccinated. Tetanus bacteria are prevalent in natural surroundings, such as contaminated soil. See

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  • dpt — abbreviation 1. department 2. deponent 3. depth * * * diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus: a mixed vaccine of formalin inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization. Also, DTP. * * * abbrev… …   Useful english dictionary

  • DPT — abbreviation diphtheria pertussis tetanus (vaccine) * * * diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus: a mixed vaccine of formalin inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization. Also, DTP. * * * abbrev… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Immunization, DTaP — Like DPT, DTaP protects from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. DTaP is the same as DTP, except that it contains only acellular pertussis vaccine which is thought to cause fewer of the minor reactions associated with immunization …   Medical dictionary

  • DPT — diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus: a mixed vaccine of formalin inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization. Also, DTP. * * * …   Universalium

  • Immunization, DT — DT (diphtheria and tetanus) vaccine does not protect from pertussis and is usually reserved for individuals who have had a significant adverse reaction to a DPT shot or who have a personal or family history of a …   Medical dictionary

  • DPT — Devlet Planlama Teskilati (International » Turkish) **** Doctor of Physical Therapy (Academic & Science » Academic Degrees) *** Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (Medical » Laboratory) ** Dynamic Packet Transport (Computing » Telecom) ** Diphtheria …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • DPT vaccine — a combined vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), and tetanus now replaced by the DtaP/IPV/Hib and DtaP/IPV vaccines. See: immunization …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • DPT — or DTP imu diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis: a mixed vaccine of inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization …   From formal English to slang

  • Vaccination, DPT — DPT immunization protects from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus and is given in a series of 5 shots at 2, 4, 6, 18 months of age and 4 6 years of age. Thanks to vaccination programs, these diseases have become less common.… …   Medical dictionary

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