- The single most important preventive measure is to maintain a high level of immunization
- Early diagnosis and treatment
OthersThe diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DPT) vaccine is one of the childhood immunizations that doctors recommend during infancy.
- Vaccination consists of a series of five shots, typically administered in the arm or thigh, given to children at these ages
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 12 to 18 months
- 4 to 6 years
- Booster dose is given when the age is 12 and from then every 10 year intervals (td vaccine).
- Painful muscle stiffness all over the body
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Jerking or staring (seizures)
When to See DoctorConsult your doctor if
- You are injured outdoors and the wound has been in contact with soil.
- You develop symptoms of tetanus like jaw cramping, stiffness or others.
- Your child s immunisation vaccine is not up to date.