Jump to content. You should not receive this vaccine if you have ever had had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a tetanus, diphtheria, or pertussis vaccine. You also should not receive this vaccine if you had a neurologic disorder affecting your brain within 7 days after having a previous pertussis vaccine. Tetanus lockjaw causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open the mouth or swallow.
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Top of the page. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis. Tetanus lockjaw is rare in the United States today. It causes painful muscle tightening and stiffness, usually all over the body.
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This material must not be used for commercial purposes, or in any hospital or medical facility. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Sep 24, Tdap and Td are shots given to protect you and others around you from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis whooping cough.
Whooping cough vaccines are safe, but side effects can occur. CDC continually monitors the safety of all vaccines, which CDC holds to the highest standards of safety. Learn more about how new vaccines get licensed and how their safety is monitored Cdc-pdf [2 pages].