Who makes the DTaP vaccine?

(For Combination Vaccines, See Table 2)

Vaccine Trade Name Manufacturer
DTaP Daptacel® sanofi
Infanrix® GlaxoSmithKline
DT Generic sanofi
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) ActHIB® sanofi

Who manufactures pediarix?

Pediarix™ is a combination product containing DTaP, hepatitis B, and inactivated polio vaccines. It is produced by GlaxoSmithKline, and was licensed on December 13, 2002.

What is the name of the vaccine for diphtheria?

DTaP vaccine — protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (for infants and children) (Other Languages ) Tdap vaccine — protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (for preteens, teens, and adults) (Other Languages )

Who makes Infanrix?

A branded formulation with a 3-antigen pertussis component, Infanrix hexa, is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

Why was DTP vaccine discontinued?

In the US by the mid-1980s, lawsuits related to vaccine safety led several manufacturers to withdraw their DTP vaccines and paved the way to the US National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986. This act provides funds to compensate for adverse events following immunization.

How is diphtheria vaccine made?

The diphtheria vaccine is made by taking the diphtheria toxin and inactivating it with a chemical. The inactivated toxin is called a “toxoid.” Once injected, the toxoid causes an immune response to the toxin, but, unlike the toxin, it doesn’t cause disease.

Is Pediarix vaccine safe?

Becoming infected with diphtheria, hepatitis B, pertussis, polio, or tetanus is much more dangerous to your child’s health than receiving the vaccine to protect against these diseases. Like any medicine, Pediarix can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.

Is there a vaccine for N meningitidis?

Vaccines can help prevent meningococcal disease, which is any type of illness caused by Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. There are 2 types of meningococcal vaccines available in the United States: Meningococcal conjugate or MenACWY vaccines (Menactra® and Menveo®)

Is diphtheria vaccine lifelong?

Previous studies have indicated that immunity to tetanus and diphtheria could be long-lived. But a new study is the first to show that the levels of immunity provided by completing the childhood vaccination series will translate into lifelong protection.

Is diphtheria vaccine good for life?

Studies estimate that diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines protect nearly all people (95 in 100) for approximately 10 years. Protection decreases over time, so adults need to get a Td or Tdap booster shot every 10 years to stay protected.

What vaccine is INFA?

Infanrix hexa, administered intramuscularly, is a diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B (HBV), inactivated poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, indicated for primary and booster vaccination of infants.

Is DTP vaccine safe?

DTaP, DT, Td, and Tdap vaccines are safe and effective at preventing diphtheria and tetanus. DTaP and Tdap vaccine are safe and effective at preventing diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. The most common side effects are usually mild and go away on their own.