Vaccine Info

Daptacel Vaccine

Daptacel Vaccine Description

Daptacel is a combination vaccine that helps prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria.

Daptacel contains 15 Lf diphtheria toxoid, 5 Lf tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis antigens [10 µg detoxified pertussis toxin (PT), 5 µg filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), 3 µg pertactin, and 5 µg fimbriae types 2 and 3 (FIM)] in each 0.5-mL dose.

Other ingredients per 0.5-mL dose include 1.5 mg aluminum phosphate (0.33 mg of aluminum) as the adjuvant, ≤5 µg residual formaldehyde, <50 nanogram (ng) residual glutaraldehyde and 3.3 mg [0.6% volume per volume (v/v)] 2-phenoxyethanol (not as a preservative).

Daptacel Vaccine Indication

Daptacel is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis as a five-dose series in infants and children 6 weeks through 6 years of age (prior to 7th birthday). 

Daptacel Vaccine Dosage

Daptacel is administered as an intramuscular injection, as a 5 dose series at 2, 4 and 6 months of age (at intervals of 6-8 weeks), at 15-20 months of age and at 4-6 years of age.

The first dose may be given as early as 6 weeks of age. Four doses of Daptacel constitute a primary immunization course for pertussis.

The fifth dose is a booster for pertussis immunization. Three doses of Daptacel constitute a primary immunization course for diphtheria and tetanus.

The fourth and fifth doses are boosters for diphtheria and tetanus immunization. 

Daptacel Vaccine News

January 16, 2020 - A report published by Fior Markets, the global diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DTaP) vaccine market is expected to grow from USD 2.97 Billion in 2018 to USD 5.07 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.91% during the forecast period from 2019-2026. This forecast is based on the growing number of cases of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis as well as worldwide governmental vaccine programs.