Td Booster Vaccination
- Sep 19,2016
Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccination (called Td booster in USA)
- It is an occupational health welfare measure to protect all of us from Diphtheria and Tetanus.
- We had more than 5 cases of diphtheria among children aged between 5 yrs, 8 yrs etc; it was difficult to obtain ADS serum and also we had a fatality.
- The CDC, USA recommends Td booster vaccination to all adults above 19 yrs once every 10 years. Tetanus booster also will be unnecessary after injury for 5 years.
- It is a public health practice in the advanced countries to give an injection of Tdap to the grandparents before the grandchild born arrives at the home, in order that the elders may not carry the bacteria silently and infect the new born.
The staff and the students of SDM Medical College received the Td-booster Vaccination with great fervor. A total of 2500 vaccinations were done in record time (22nd,23rd and 26th, 27th of September 2016).
We, the staff and students are exceptionally thankful for the gesture of our Medical Director Dr.Niranjan Kumar.
We are grateful for the concern and care bestowed by the Medical Director towards the staff, the students and the patients alike.