Who should not take the diphtheria and tetanus vaccine?

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The Td diphtheria-tetanus vaccine should not be given to children under seven years of age. The DT diphtheria-tetanus vaccine is intended for children. Neither vaccine should be given to anyone who has a serious illness or is running a high fever. If you have epilepsy, a nervous system disorder or Guillain-Barre syndrome, you should discuss the vaccination with your doctor before receiving it. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a reaction to any vaccines in the past or if you are currently pregnant.

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