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Diphtheria

Information about diphtheria disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

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Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Changes to Co-administration with other vaccines.

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Definitions

dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
IU
international units
DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WA
Western Australia
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate