Vaccination

Many adults unprotected against vaccine-preventable disease

(HealthDay)—Many U.S. adults remain unprotected against vaccine-preventable diseases, according to research published in the May 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ...

Vaccination

Tdap or Td vaccine may be used for decennial Td booster doses

(HealthDay)—Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study illustrates challenges of lowering tetanus mortality

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tetanus shots needed every 30 years, not every 10

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are challenging the convention that tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters need to be administered every 10 years. Their paper in Clinical Infectious Diseases recommends ...

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