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Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis/Tetanus Vaccine (DTaP) (By injection)

Protects against infections caused by diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough).

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Evidence reviews

Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States

To conduct a systematic review of the literature on the safety of vaccines recommended for routine immunization of children, adolescents, and adults in the United States as of 2011.

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen for prevention of adverse reactions associated with childhood immunization

This review investigated use of acetaminophen and ibuprofen for prevention of adverse reactions associated with childhood immunisation. The authors concluded that acetaminophen and ibuprofen may prevent adverse events in young infants receiving diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-whole pertussis vaccine. No benefits were demonstrated for the diphtheria-tetanusoxides acellular pertussis vaccine. The conclusions may not be reliable due to methodological limitations.

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