Tag: Diphtheria

  • Glass Medicine Vials with vaccines for immunization

    Diphtheria Vaccine Side Effects

    The most common diphtheria vaccine side effects are injection-site reactions (10-50%). Up to 30% of children develop fevers. Less-common side effects include nerve damage, seizures, severe allergic reactions, and more....

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    Diphtheria Vaccine

    Diphtheria [dif-theer-ee-uh, dip-] is a bacterial infection that causes a thick covering on the back of the throat, breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, or death. Children get 5 doses of the...