Friday, February 5, 2021

DTaP Vs. Tdap

What is the difference between DTaP & Tdap ? 
Both provides protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough

Upper-case letters in these abbreviations mean the vaccine has full-strength doses of that part of the vaccine. The lower-case “d” and “p” in Td and Tdap means these vaccines use smaller doses of diphtheria and whooping cough. The “a” in DTaP and Tdap stands for “acellular,” meaning that the whooping cough component contains only parts of the bacteria instead of the whole bacteria.

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