Children aged <10 years with a tetanus-prone wound are recommended to receive DTPa or a DTPa combination vaccine
Children <10 years of age with a tetanus-prone wound are recommended to receive DTPa or a DTPa combination vaccine. The number of doses required at the time of, and after, their injury should be consistent with their vaccination history and the recommended schedule.
Table. Guide to tetanus prophylaxis in wound management shows appropriate tetanus prophylaxis measures in wound management, including using tetanus immunoglobulin.
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
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