Journal article

The fifth dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine

Local reactions to the fifth dose of the DTaP vaccine that require medical evaluation are uncommon, but the risk of those reactions is significantly higher when the vaccine is injected in the arm. These findings suggest that the thigh should be considered as an acceptable site of injection for this vaccination.

Languages

  • English

Publication year

2011

Journal

Pediatrics

Type

Journal article

Categories

  • Service delivery

Diseases

  • Diphtheria

Countries

  • United States

Tags

  • Injection safety

WHO Regions

  • Region of the Americas