Contraindications

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DPT VACCINE – CONTRAINDICATIONS

1ST DOSE

  • A child with progressive neurological disease
  • However, febrile convulsions and cerebral palsy are not contra indications to the first dose.

2ND DOSE

  • Severe reaction to either the DPT/DTaP, including difficulty breathing, hives, fainting and high fever.
  • Prolonged crying and screaming episodes lasting for 3 or more hours after the first dose.
  • Encephalopathy (swelling of the brain) within 7 days of vaccination not known to be due to any other cause
  • Convulsions within 72 hours after the first dose.