Diphtheria Vaccine Information
Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1) vaccine is given to teenagers at 14 years of age. This vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against these three organisms, without actually causing the diseases.
Diphtheria is an infection of the upper repertory system and is highly contagious. It is caused by the diphtheria bacterium, which results in high temperatures and soreness of the nose and throat areas. Children who are not yet vaccinated are susceptible to catching the disease and if infected, diphtheria can be fatal.
Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria is preventable by having a 3 in 1 booster vaccination. The vaccination will last up to 10 years.