OLVAXTAR-TT vaccine is a sterile product which modulates the immune system and prepares your body to fight against tetanus disease. Tetanus is an infection caused by clostridium tetani. The bacteria causing tetanus are mostly found in dust, soil and manure and they enter the body through nonintact skin, cuts or puncture wounds caused by contaminated objects. When the bacteria enter and invade the body, they produce a poison (toxin) that causes painful muscle contractions. The common initial presentation of tetanus is lockjaw because the cranial nerves are usually affected first by the neurotoxin as they are shorter. It often causes a person’s neck and jaw muscles to lock, making it difficult to open the mouth or swallow and it is due to this reason that tetanus is commonly referred to as lockjaw. Complications of tetanus can be serious and they can even turn out to be deadly. So the best way to prevent tetanus is to get vaccinated. OLVAXTAR-TT basically boosts your immune system and protects an individual against the deadly tetanus infection.
The risk group candidates for OLVAXTAR-TT vaccine are persons prone to be wounded e.g. children, athletes, farmers, firefighters, campers, gardeners, workers etc. Moreover, if pregnant women are immunized with tetanus vaccine then this can prevent puerperal and neonatal tetanus.
Inject 0.5ml intramuscularly in the deltoid muscle of lateral upper arm.
Each 0.5 ml dose of OLVAXTAR-TT contains tetanus toxoid ≥ 40 IU.
Store and ship the product at 2-8⁰C, protected from light.