Which medications in the drug class Vaccines, Inactivated Bacterial are used in the treatment of Clavicle Fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Vaccines, Inactivated Bacterial

Tetanus toxoid is used for immunization against tetanus. A booster injection in previously immunized individuals is recommended to prevent the disease.

Tetanus toxoid

This agent induces active immunity against tetanus. Immunizing agents of choice for most adults and children older than 7 years are the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids. Booster doses are administered to maintain tetanus immunity throughout life.

Pregnant patients should receive only tetanus toxoid, not a diphtheria antigen ̶ containing product.

In children and adults, tetanus toxoid may be administered into the deltoid or midlateral thigh muscles. In infants, the preferred site of administration is the midthigh laterally.


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