At Rite Aid, we're committed to keeping you well. It's also our job to keep you informed. Tetanus is an infection caused by bacteria that can be found almost everywhere, which enters the body through cuts or wounds. The most common symptom of tetanus is painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw, which makes it difficult to open the mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in up to 2 cases out of 10.
The tetanus vaccine is only found in combination with other vaccines. It is available with the diphtheria and pertussis vaccines in two formulations – the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP) and the Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine (Tdap). It is also available with the diphtheria vaccine alone in two formulations - the Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccine (Td) and the Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccine (DT).
Important: Vaccine availability and age restrictions apply in some states. See your pharmacist for details.
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