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Contraindications & Precautions

 

There are several conditions that are considered permanent precautions to further doses of pediatric pertussis-containing vaccine (DTaP). They include:

  • temperature of 105°F or higher within 48 hours of a dose of DTaP
  • collapse or shock-like state within 48 hours of a dose of DTaP
  • persistent inconsolable crying lasting 3 or more hours occurring within 48 hours of a dose of DTaP
  • seizure, with or without fever, occurring within 3 days of a dose of DTaP

The occurrence of one of these events in a child following DTaP vaccine is not a precaution to later vaccination with the adolescent/adult formulation of pertussis vaccine (Tdap).


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