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Pertussis is something no mother should ever give her baby. That's why Adacel vaccine and AmeriCares® are helping you lead the way in the fight against pertussis with the Give Immunity Fight Transmission (G.I.F.T.) program.
Thanks to health-care professionals like you who choose Adacel vaccine, more than 100,000 uninsured mothers and families have been immunized against pertussis since the program's launch in September 2010. In this first-of-a-kind program, Sanofi Pasteur is continuing to donate 1 dose to AmeriCares for every 100 doses of Adacel vaccine purchased, through May 31, 2013. With your help, public and community health facilities will benefit immensely.
Adacel vaccine is indicated for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 10 through 64 years of age.
The most common local and systemic adverse reactions to Adacel vaccine include injection site pain, erythema, and swelling; headache, body ache, tiredness, and fever. Other adverse reactions may occur. A severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of Adacel vaccine or any other tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid or pertussis-containing vaccine, or to any component, or encephalopathy within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis-containing vaccine, is a contraindication.
The decision to give Adacel vaccine should be based on the potential benefits and risks; especially if Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within 6 weeks of receipt of a prior vaccine containing tetanus toxoid; if progressive or unstable neurologic disorders exist; or if adverse events have occurred in temporal relation to receipt of pertussis-containing vaccine. Persons who experienced Arthus-type hypersensitivity reactions following a prior dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine should not receive Adacel vaccine less than 10 years since the last dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine. The tip caps of the prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals. Vaccination with Adacel vaccine may not protect all individuals.
Before administering Adacel vaccine, please click here to read full Prescribing Information.
Adacel vaccine is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Limited and distributed by Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
To order Adacel vaccine, log onto VaccineShoppe.com® or call 1-800-VACCINE (1-800-822-2463).
Learn more about pertussis disease and prevention at www.AdacelVaccine.com.