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DT vaccine,adsorbed,vial of 10 doses


DT vaccine, adsorbed, vial of 10 doses
Indicative Price 1.75 USD

General Description:
DT vaccine, adsorbed, vial of 10 doses

The vaccine contains purified diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. The toxoids are adsorbed onto aluminum phosphate. Merthiolate is used as a preservative (0.1mg per dose). The potency of vaccine components per single human dose is at least 30 IU (International Units) of potency for diphtheria toxoid and at least 40 IU of potency for tetanus toxoid.

For information on product specifications, refer to the WHO website on Prequalified Vaccines.
https://www.who.int/immunization_standards /vaccine_quality/PQ_vaccine_list_en/en/

Administration:
The vaccine vial should be shaken before use to homogenize the suspension. The vaccine should be injected intramuscularly. A sterile syringe and a sterile needle should be used for each injection. DT vaccine is recommended for children below 7 year of age. For persons 7 years and older, a special adsorbed vaccine for adults, Td, is recommended.

Once opened, multi-dose vials should be kept between +2°C and +8°C.
Multi-dose vials of DT from which one or more doses of vaccine have been removed during an immunization session may be used in subsequent immunization sessions for up to a maximum of 4 weeks, provided that all of the following conditions are met (as described in the WHO policy statement: The use of opened multi dose vials in subsequent immunization sessions. WHO/V&B/00.09):

the expiry date has not passed;
the vaccines are stored under appropriate cold chain conditions;
the vaccine vial septum has not been submerged in water;
aseptic technique has been used to withdraw all doses;
the vaccine vial monitor (VVM), if attached, has not reached the discard point.

Immunization Schedule:
Recommended for use in childhood immunization instead of DTP when contraindications to pertussis component exist. Three intramuscular injections of 0.5 ml each at least four weeks apart provide primary immunization for children.

DT may be given at the same time as BCG, measles, rubella, mumps, polio vaccines (OPV and IPV), hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae type b, yellow fever vaccine and vitamin A supplementation.

Transport and Storage:
DT should be stored and transported between +2°C and +8°C. The vaccine must not be frozen.

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