What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

What are the Tetanus Vaccines?

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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