Alternate Names : Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, and Pertussis Vaccine, DPT Vaccine, DTP Vaccine
What happens later at home?
The DPT vaccine may cause mild side effects. These include
a slight fever,
mild crankiness, and tenderness, swelling, and redness at the site of the shot.
Acetaminophen can reduce fever and soreness, and can be given before the
shot. A warm cloth over the shot site will help reduce soreness.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
As with any medicine or vaccine, there is a slight chance of
serious complications. Death has occurred in very rare cases. DPT
causes complications in about 1 out of 1,750 immunizations. These
above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Difficulty breathing or other signs of
allergy may also occur.