This section provides information on the DTaP/IPV vaccine which protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Polio (with Inactivated Polio Vaccine).

Usually given to children aged over three years four months at the same time as they receive the MMR vaccine. The DTaP/IPV vaccine is also used for a primary course of immunisation in children over 10 years old and adults.

The vaccine boosts protection against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, (whooping cough) and Polio (with Inactivated Polio Vaccine). The vaccine boosts the immunisations that were offered to children at 2,3 and 4 months.

DTaP/IPV is a combined vaccine which contains the following active ingredients: purified low dose diphtheria toxoid, purified tetanus toxoid; five purified components of the Bordetella pertussis bacteria and three strains of inactivated polio virus.

What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children

Important information for parents about what to expect after their child recieves an immunisation.

Updated 28 July 2014

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