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Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine (Adsorbed) I.P.

  1. DESCRIPTION:
    Tetanus Vaccine (Adsorbed) I.P. is a preparation of Tetanus formol toxoid adsorbed on aluminium phosphate gel. Thiomersal is used as a preservative. The potency is not less than 40 International Units per single human dose.
  2. COMPOSITION:
    Each single dose (0.5ml) contains:
        Tetanus Toxoid : 5 to 25 Lf.
        Aluminium : 1.25 mg
        Thiomersal : 0.01 %
  3. STORAGE:
    2 - 80C in dark and should not be allowed to freeze.
  4. EXPIRY:
    36 months.
  5. TREATMENT / INDICATIONS:
    Tetanus is a life-threatening bacterial disease that is caused by the toxin of a bacterium called Clostridium tetani which enter the body through an open wound. Although the tetanus infection is more common when there is a deep puncture wound such as a bite, cut, burn or an ulcer, it may well be caused by a tiny prick or scratch on the skin. Hence, it is advisable to actively immunize every person. Tetanus vaccine is used:
    • To protect infants against the risks of tetanus neonatorum by immunizing pregnant mothers.
    • To actively immunize civil population particularly those who are exposed to occupational risks such as road workers, athletes, agricultural workers, industrial workers etc.
    • To actively immunize civil and defence personnel, home guards and police personnel.
  6. PRECAUTIONS :
    • Shake well, withdraw the contents aseptically from the vial
    • Do not freeze the contents of the vial
    • Protect the vaccine vial from light
    • Allergic reactions with component of product should be borne in mind
    • Separate sterile syringe should be used for each individual.
  7. POSOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION:
    • DOSE - 0.5ml by intramuscular route.
    • PROTECTION OF THE NEW BORN AGAINST TETANUS - The full basic course of immunization against tetanus toxoid consists of three primary doses of 0.5ml at least four weeks apart, followed by booster doses at 18 months, 5 years, 10 years and 16 years and then every 10 years.
    • VACCINATION OF INJURED PERSONS- If more than 5 years have elapsed, 0.5 ml of the adsorbed tetanus toxoid should be given immediately. A second 0.5ml dose of toxoid is recommended after 2 weeks and a third dose after one month.
  8. PRESENTATION:
    5 ml vial containing 10 doses of Vaccine
  9. CONTRAINDICATIONS:
    • A severe reaction to a previous dose of TT.
    • It should not be administered to infants or children with high fever, or other evidence of acute illness.
  10. ADVERSE REACTIONS (IF ANY):
    Mild fever, joint pain, muscle aches, nausea, tiredness, or pain/itching/swelling/redness at the injection site may occur. Acetaminophen may be used to reduce these effects
  11. VACCINE VIAL MONITORING (If APPLICABLE): VVM used
    VVM-30