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Epidemics such as cholera and diphtheria ravaged the poor and rich alike.
According to federal statistics, 92 percent of Philadelphia adolescents had at least one dose of the vaccine for diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.
All family members should also record the date of their last tetanus-diphtheria shot in this record as well.
The Tdap vaccine—which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or whooping cough—is also recommended at a similar age, and 88% of teens got that in 2016, according to the report.
And every member of the family should record the date of their last tetanus-diphtheria shot in this record.
The new state rules also require some additional vaccinations for polio and meningitis, in addition to those already required for tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and children pox.
So what does Michigan law say about vaccines? The Michigan Public Health Code requires parents to immunize their children against illnesses like polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Nearly all school-aged children received the DTaP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, in the 2011-2012 academic year, according to the latest health department report.
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Origin and Etymology of diphtheria
First Known Use: circa 1851See Words from the same year
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diphtherialplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
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