Can A Child Who Has A Cold Cough Be Injected With A DPT Vaccine?

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Ass … My child has a cold cough … at his school there is a health service for injection of tetanus dipther … can a child have a cold cough injected …rims

1 Answer:

Hello Wisdom,


Thank you for the question.

DPT immunization (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) is given to stimulate the body to form active immunity against these 3 diseases. Although the initial symptoms can seem mild, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus can be potentially fatal if they are detected and treated late. In addition, the potential for transmission of this disease (especially diphtheria and pertussis) is also very high. Therefore, prevention measures, including immunization, are very important.


Cough and cold alone really are not an absolute contraindication to DPT immunization. However, if in addition to coughing and runny nose your child also has a fever, or other signs of severe illness, such as vomiting, weakness, shortness, and so on, you should consult with your doctor or pediatrician who will immunize it. First, the doctor will generally do a physical examination to assess your child's eligibility for immunization. If you feel your child's body condition is not fit enough, your doctor may suggest that immunization be delayed until your child recovers from his illness. However, if the health condition of your child is considered good enough, immunization can still be carried out right then and there.


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