It is a medicine used to prevent tetanus (also known as lockjaw). During childhood, five doses are recommended, with a sixth given during adolescence. Additional doses every 10 years are recommended. Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine Adsorbed is administered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is important that the child receives all the doses. For the vaccine to be most effective, it is important to get the booster injection every 10 years. Some of the common side effects of this medicine include reactions at the site of injection (such as pain, swelling, and redness), fever, and loss of appetite. If these side effects do not go away with time or get worse, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms. To make sure the vaccine is safe, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.
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