Tetanus and Tetanus Combination Vaccine
Tetanus Vaccine in the US
In the United States, there are several vaccine formulations that protect against tetanus, also known as lockjaw. When the tetanus-causing bacteria enters the body, it produces a toxin that causes the jaw and neck muscles to become stiff and achy. This painful disease can be prevented with the tetanus vaccine, which is usually administered in combination with other vaccines, such as the diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines.
Reactions Associated with the Tetanus Vaccine
Vaccines protect us from a variety of devastating diseases such as measles, polio, and tetanus. In the majority of cases, the tetanus vaccine is safe. But adverse reactions to the vaccine can happen. Some reactions that have been associated with tetanus immunization include:
Did You Get Injured After a Tetanus Vaccine?
There is a statute of limitations to file a claim, so don’t wait to find out if you qualify. We may be able to help if you got a vaccination between 2018 and 2020.
What You Have to Prove in a Vaccine Injury Case
To get compensation from the court, you have to prove that there is a causal relationship between the vaccine and the injury. This means the you must show that the vaccine triggered the injury. To do this, your attorney will present evidence like:
- Medical theories such as peer-reviewed, scientific studies showing a connection between a particular vaccine and a particular injury.
- A plausible series of events showing a cause-and-effect relationship between the vaccine and the injury
- A timeline that clearly connects the injury to the vaccine
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How Our Vaccine Injury Attorneys Can Help
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. currently represents hundreds of vaccine injury patients across the United States.
The attorneys at mctlaw have won hundreds of millions of dollars in vaccine injury payouts and 100% of that money went directly to our clients. Our clients never pay a legal fee for our services, and we do not take any part of their financial award.
Not all attorneys are able to practice law before the Federal Vaccine Court. That’s why you should hire an attorney with extensive experience in this area of law. These are not simple personal injury cases. They are medically and scientifically complex.
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More Information about Tetanus Vaccines
The tetanus vaccine is available in the following combinations, listed from most common to least common in the United States:
- Tdap: Protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). The Tdap vaccine is used to immunize older children and adults.
- DTaP: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). DTaP is a pediatric vaccine, so it is only licensed for use in babies and children under 7 years old.
- DTaP-Hep B-IPV: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and poliovirus.
- Td: Protects against tetanus and diphtheria. The Td vaccine is used to immunize older children and adults.
- DTap-IPV-HIB: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliovirus, and influenza type B.
- DTaP-IPV: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and poliovirus.
- Tetanus: Protects only against tetanus.
- DT: This pediatric combination protects against diphtheria and tetanus. The difference between the Td and DT vaccines is that the DT vaccine is only licensed for use in babies in children under 7 years old, whereas the Td vaccine is used in older children and adults.
- DTP-HIB: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza type B.
- DTP: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).
- DTaP-HIB: Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza B.