Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus

DPT is a combination vaccine that can prevent Diphtheria, Polio, and Tetanus. Diphtheria is an illness that can result in long-term heart, lung, and neurological problems; Polio is a neurological disease that can infect a person’s spinal cord, leading to paralysis, and Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds and causes a painful stiffening of the muscles. These diseases are potentially life-threatening and disabling, also preventable; therefore, immunization is recommended.

Dosage & Instructions

DPT vaccines are routinely administered as a series of 5 vaccines during childhood. Provided that immunizations are up to date, a single booster is sufficient every 10 years or prior to travel.


An immunization record is highly suggested for proper dosing.


Most people experience long-term protection with completion of the course but should receive a booster every 10 years to maintain tetanus immunization.

Recommended For

Routine immunization: travel vaccination is also recommended for visits to high-risk regions.

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