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What is the Full Form of TT Vaccine ?

TT - Tetanus Toxoid


The Tetanus Toxoid is a vaccine against the toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani. The vaccine was developed in 1920s which can be taken in form of injection and considered 100% effective in preventing a life threatening disease called "Tetanus", sometimes also called "lockjaw".

Tetanus is a life threatening disease that is caused by the bacteria that enters the body through a wound, cut, bite, burn or ulcer. It affects the person's nervous system and becomes fatal if left untreated.

TT prevents neonatal tetanus
TT injection is given to a women who becomes pregnant. The vaccine forms the antibodies inside the women's body which gets passed to her child. It prevents mother against tetanus and her child against neonatal tetanus.

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