Diphtheria is a serious infection of the throat that can block the airway and cause severe breathing problems. Tetanus (lockjaw): a nerve disease that can happen at any age, caused by toxin-producing bacteria contaminating a wound. Pertussis (whooping cough): a respiratory illness with cold-like symptoms that lead to severe coughing (the "whooping" sound happens when a child breathes in deeply after a severe coughing fit).
The hepatitis B vaccine is also known as the first “anti-cancer” vaccine because it prevents hepatitis B, the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver's ability to function.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common viral infection that can affect your skin. Nearly everyone will get HPV at some point in their lives.
MenACWY-CRM is a conjugate vaccine in which the capsular polysaccharides from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, W, and Y are conjugated to the diphtheria toxin mutant CRM197 (10). The vaccine provides protection against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y, but not against serogroup B.
TETANUS (T) causes painful stiffening of the muscles. DIPHTHERIA (D) can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, or death. PERTUSSIS (aP), also known as “whooping cough,” can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing that makes it hard to breathe, eat, or drink.
Varicella (chickenpox) is a febrile rash illness resulting from primary infection with the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Humans are the only source of infection for this virus.