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Australia's Reliable Providers of Diphtheria Vaccines
While diphtheria was a common cause of child and adolescence deaths a hundred years ago, vaccinations have today made the disease extremely rare in developed parts of the world. Unfortunately, the disease is still contagious in less developed parts of the world. If you are looking for a reliable and competitively priced provider of diphtheria vaccines, and other vaccinations and medical equipment, go with Australia's most trusted online wholesaler.
BP provides the newest and most reliable medical equipment to medical centres and practitioners across the country. Shop online today, and have it delivered to your practice safely.
Boostrix Pre Filled Syringe
Boostrix Pre Filled Syringe IPV
Adacel-Polio Pre Filled Syringe 0.5ml
What is diphtheria?
Diphtheria is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the throat, nose and trachea as well as a fever, malaise, and problems breathing. The infection is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium Diphtheriae and produces toxins that cause the sudden growth of a membrane in the throat that can lead to suffocation.
People with weakened immune systems, or living in unhygienic and crowded spaces, or who travel to areas still affected by diphtheria are most likely to develop the infection.
How does the diphtheria vaccine work?
The vaccine is made by inactivating the diphtheria toxin. Once inactivated, it can be injected safely, allowing the body to grow immunity safely without contracting the disease. Patients normally receive diphtheria vaccinations early in life and boosters are administered throughout childhood and adolescence. Immunisation drops over time which is why boosters are required ' especially when travelling to areas still affected by the disease.
Stock up on diphtheria vaccinations today
Diphtheria vaccinations are administered to patients of all ages, from a couple of months through to old age, making it a key vaccine to keep in stock for any medical centre. Keep well stocked to be able to provide the immunisation needed to your patients. Shop online today or feel free to get in touch on 1300 22 44 50 to discuss your needs, or have questions answered.