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.