The vaccination, also known as Tdap, is a single-dose combination vaccine which protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds, but Diphtheria and Pertussis spread from person to person.
• TETANUS (T) causes painful stiffening of the muscles. Tetanus can lead to serious health problems, including being unable to open the mouth, having trouble swallowing and breathing, or death.
• DIPHTHERIA (D) can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, or death.
• PERTUSSIS (aP), also known as "whooping cough," can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing that makes breathing, eating, and drinking difficult. Pertussis can be extremely serious, especially in babies and young children, causing pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage, or death. In teens and adults, it can cause weight loss, loss of bladder control, passing out, and rib fractures from severe coughing.
CM Mediclinic also provides just the Tetanus and Diphtheria combination as well as the Tdap-IPV vaccine for protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Polio.