... DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS TOXOIDS AND PERTUSSIS VACCINE (DTP, Daptacel™, Infanrix®, Tripedia®, and others) is a vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough) infections. The vaccine helps the body produce antibodies (protective substances) that will fight these diseases. Most school systems in the US require that children receive DTP vaccination. DTP is usually started at 8 weeks of age for a series of 3 doses. A follow-up dose is given a year later, and then a booster dose may be given before a child enters school. ...
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