Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis)
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Tetanus:
  • Enters body through cuts/scratches/wounds or animal bites
  • Symptoms: painful muscle tightening, body stiffness, difficulty swallowing
Diphtheria:
  • Spread person to person from coughing/sneezing
  • Symptoms: thick coating in back of throat, breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis, death
Pertussis(a.k.a. whooping cough):
  • Spread person to person from coughing/sneezing
  • Symptoms: severe coughing, breathing problems, vomiting, pneumonia
The Tdap Vaccine
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