SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Triple vaccine is administered to a new born child to immunize it against:

    A)  Tetanus, diphtheria, measles and rubella

    B)  Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria

    C)  Whooping cough, tetanus and measles

    D)  Tetanus, diphtheria, smallpox and rubella

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Also known as Triple Antigen, DPT Vaccine provides immunity against three fatal diseases: Diphtheria, Pertusis (Whooping Cough) and Tetanus. It is given as an intramuscular vaccine to infants when they are 1.5 months, 2.5 months and 3.5 months old. When children are 1.5 years old, they are given a second dose of DPT Vaccine. On reaching the age of 5, children are given a dose of the Double DT Vaccine that contains germs to prevent diphtheria and tetanus. When the child reaches the age of 10, the tetanus vaccine is repeated.

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