Diphtheria vaccine

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Diphtheria vaccine
Vaccine description
Target disease Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Type Toxoid
Clinical data
MedlinePlus a607027
Legal status
Routes Intramuscular injection
CAS number  YesY
ATC code J07AF01
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Diphtheria vaccine is a vaccine used against Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the agent that causes diphtheria.[1]

Several combination vaccines are used to prevent Diphtheria.[2] It is a component of the DPT vaccine.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.[3]


  1. ^ "MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Diphtheria immunization (vaccine)". Retrieved 2009-03-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Diphtheria Vaccination". Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 8 November 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "WHO Model List of EssentialMedicines". World Health Organization. October 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2014.