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Centers For Disease Control
For Immediate Release

Children Under 2 Years Of Age May Need To Receive Additional Diphtheria Booster Prior To International Travel

Anyone planning international travel should be up to date on their diphtheria and tetanus vaccinations. Recently, Pasteur Merieux Connaught voluntarily recalled Tripedia™ DTaP vaccine Lot No. 0916490 because of a problem with the potency of the diphtheria component; this lot was distributed in 1998 for use in young children.   Consequently, if you are planning to travel with small children under the age of 2 to high-risk areas for diphtheria (the former Soviet Union, Albania, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, and many countries in Africa and Asia), and your child has not received the fourth dose of DTaP, please call your physician to see if your child needs an additional dose of diphtheria vaccine prior to departure.  Additional information and a list of high-risk countries are available on the National Immunization Program webpage: also, see the links below for additional information

Note: The first 2 recalls below are the same product, we included the CDC Press Release because it has links to other resources.

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