What are the side effects of the diphtheria and tetanus vaccine?

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The most common side effects of the diphtheria-tetanus (Td or DT) vaccine are mild pain or redness at the location of the injection and a mild fever. While the vaccine is safe for most people, symptoms of an allergic reaction, including an itchy rash, hives, swelling in the face and throat and trouble breathing, require immediate medical attention.

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