DPT vaccine

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Initialism of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus + vaccine.


DPT vaccine (plural DPT vaccines)

  1. (medicine, chiefly US) Any publicly administered vaccine comprising a combination of vaccines against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.
    Synonyms: DPT, DTP, DTP vaccine, DTwP, DTwP vaccine
    Hyponyms: DTaP, DTaP vaccine, Tdap, (variants where the pertussis component is acellular) Tdap vaccine
    • 1985, Harris Livermore Coulter, Barbara Loe Fisher, DPT: a Shot in the Dark[1], Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, page 302:
      Even though it may have held about 50 percent of the market with a product that was reputed to be safer than the other DPT vaccines available, Lilly was willing to sacrifice Trisolgen.
    • 1990, Food, Drug, Cosmetic Law Reporter[2], Commerce Clearing House:
      Pursuant to the court's Order, the FDA attempted to satisfy Kyle's additional requests for a variety of documents, including documents relating to the manufacture of DPT vaccine.
    • 1991, Colorado Lawyer[3], volume 20, Colorado Bar Association, page 1835:
      A perfectly healthy child of three months is taken in for a routine compulsory DPT vaccine.