What should I know about Tripedia?

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Before your child receives his or her Tripedia vaccine, you should know that multiple doses are required for the full vaccine treatment. Five doses are needed before a child's seventh birthday. You should also know that not immunizing your child against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis could be dangerous to their health. Tetanus causes lockjaw which is fatal in more than one third of cases. Diphtheria and whooping cough can cause long-term breathing problems and also prove fatal. The risk of receiving Tripedia vaccine is small compared to the health risks of these three diseases.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.