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3-in-1 Protection for you and your baby

With 3-in-1 Vaccination, now protect yourself and your baby against three diseases Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

Consult your gynaecologist for 3-in-1 Vaccination during pregnancy

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Why just one, when you can protect against three diseases during pregnancy?

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Protection against three diseases

During pregnancy, most women receive Tetanus injections. But now you and your baby can receive protection against 3 diseases Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

Need protection for your baby

While Tetanus is a nerve disease, Diphtheria is a throat infection that can block airways and Pertussis is a serious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalisation in infants less than 2 months of age.

From mother to the newborn

Infants are not adequately protected against these three diseases at birth. Vaccination during pregnancy helps pass on the protection from the mother to the newborn for- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 3-in-1 vaccination?


During pregnancy, most women receive Tetanus injections. But now you and your baby can receive protection against 3 diseases Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. All three together.




Why do you need 3-in-1 vaccination?


While Tetanus is a nerve disease, Diphtheria is a throat infection that can block airways and Pertussis is a serious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization in infants less than 2 months of age.




How does 3-in-1 vaccination work?


Infants are not adequately protected against these three diseases at birth. Vaccination during pregnancy helps pass on the protection from the mother to the newborn baby for all three diseases-Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.




What are the benefits of 3-in-1 vaccination during pregnancy?


Infants are not adequately protected especially against Pertussis at birth. The vaccination especially against Pertussis begins only at 6-8 weeks putting them at risk of Pertussis disease and complications at birth or in the first few months of life. Vaccination during pregnancy helps pass on the protection from the mother to the newborn baby against Pertussis.




What is Pertussis?


Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is a highly contagious respiratory infection which can be very serious, especially for newborn babies. The most common symptoms an infant is likely to present with are cough with or without associated whoop, difficulty in breathing and other symptoms which may be difficult to diagnose.




How can my baby catch Pertussis?


Pertussis is spread through the air by infectious droplets, so it is easily transmitted by other people coughing or sneezing or being close to a person with the disease. Mothers are the main source of Pertussis infection for newborns. They can also get infected from older brothers or sisters, other family members or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.




What could happen if my baby got Pertussis?


Pertussis can cause serious and sometimes deadly complications in babies and young infants less than 2 months of age. Infants and young children can be distressed and may turn blue due to difficulty in breathing. In very young babies the cough may not be particularly noticeable, but there may be brief periods when they stop breathing. 90% of infants less than 2 months of age with Pertussis require hospitalization.




Are there any side effects of 3-in-1 vaccination?


Based on the available evidence, 3-in-1 vaccination during pregnancy is found to be generally well tolerated. The most common side effects observed include mild to moderate pain, swelling and redness at the injection site.




What are the other ways to protect my newborn against Pertussis?


There are different strategies to prevent Pertussis in young infants which includes vaccination of mothers, family members and close contacts. Please contact your doctor for more details.




When should I receive 3-in-1 vaccination during pregnancy?


Please contact your gynaecologist for more details on the appropriate time to receive 3-in-1 vaccination during pregnancy.





Information appearing in this material is for general awareness only. Nothing contained in this material constitutes medical advice. Please consult your physician for medical queries, if any, or any question or concern you may have regarding your condition. Issued in public interest by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited. Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India. NP-IN-VX-WCNT-200004, DOP July 2020.

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