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TDaP & DTaP Vaccine Injuries &Vaccine Injury Compensation

The Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ("TDaP") and Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis ("DTaP") vaccines can cause various adverse reactions and injuries including shoulder injuries, EncephalitisEncephalomyelitis ("ADEM"), and Anaphylaxis, among other injuries. The TDaP and DTaP vaccines are administered to prevent three bacterial diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. As one of the most frequently received vaccines in the United States, adverse reactions and injuries following the TDaP and DTaP vaccines are common, similar to that of tetanus shot pain. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal trust fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.  

 

What is a TDaP and DTaP vaccine injury?

A TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine injury is a result of the TDaP vaccination following its administration. The TDaP vaccination can cause a variety of injuries including SIRVA, Brachial Neuritis and other neurological injuries.

 

About the TDap and DTaP Vaccines

The distinction between the TDaP and DTaP vaccines is when they are administered. DTaP is the childhood dosage where as the TDaP is a “booster” shot. The Tetanus portion of the vaccine, also known as Lockjaw, protects against the strain of Tetanus bacteria that can cause muscle tightening stiffness throughout the body. Those symptoms are most common in the head and neck area. You can learn more about the Tetanus vaccine and related vaccine injury settlements here. The Diphtheria portion of the vaccine offers protection against the rare, but deadly Diphtheria bacteria that is capable of causing a build-up of thick bacterial coating in the back of the throat. Because of this, Diphtheria can often lead to respiratory and breathing issues, heart failure, and paralysis. The Pertussis portion protects against Whooping Cough, a common sickness that induces vomiting, difficulty breathing, coughing spells, along with complications such as pneumonia and even death. 

Children generally receive five (5) DTaP vaccine doses at the following ages: two (2) months, four (4) months, six (6) months, 15 to 18 months, and four to six (4 to 6) years. However, immunity will diminish over time and therefore most doctors recommend a booster shot every 10 years. This booster shot may be either the Tetanus-Diphtheria dosage (whooping cough not contained) or the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ("TDaP") dosage where whooping cough is contained. In review, the TDaP vaccine is essentially the same blend as DTaP except in lower doses, thus making TDaP the “booster” vaccine.

 

What are the side effects of the TDaP vaccine?

The Center for Disease Control ("CDC") website lists the following risk of adverse reactions from the TDaP shot:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling where the shot was given, mild fever, headache, feeling tired, and nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach ache sometimes happen after TDaP vaccine;
  • People sometimes faint after medical procedures, including vaccination. Tell your provider if you feel dizzy or have vision changes or ringing in the ears;
  • As with any medicine, there is a very remote chance of a vaccine causing a severe allergic reaction, other serious injury, or death.

 

What is the risk of injury from the Tdap Vaccine?

The risk of injury from any vaccination, including TDaP, is rare. However, vaccine injuries do happen. The Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ("TDaP") and Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis ("DTaP") vaccinations are associated with the following risks:

 

DTap Vaccine Ingredients

The DTaP Daptacel vaccine, made by Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd., contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Aluminum phosphate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • 2-Phenoxyethanol

The DTaP Infanrix vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Sodium chloride
  • Formaldehyde

 

TDap Vaccine Ingredients

The TDaP Adacel vaccine, made by Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd., contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Aluminum phosphate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • 2-phenoxyethanol
  • Water for injection

The TDaP Boostrix vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Sodium chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Polysorbate 80 (Tween 80)

 

Recent DTAP FOR TDAP VACCINE INJURY CASE RESULTS

 

Compensation for DTAP for TDAP Reactions

If you suffered a reaction, illness or injury after receiving the TDaP or DTaP vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a federal trust fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Call us to speak directly with the attorneys at My Vaccine Lawyer to discuss your potential claim. Not only is the phone call free, but our representation comes at no cost to you.

 

Page last reviewed and updated: December 2, 2020

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