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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

Perspective

Diphtheria in the Former Soviet Union: Reemergence of a Pandemic Disease

Charles R. VitekComments to Author  and Melinda Wharton
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Diphtheria vaccination schedule (Soviet Union 1965–1991, Russian Federation 1991–97, Ministry of Health, Russian Federation)

Yeara
1965
1980
1987
1994
Age Alternative A Alternative B Alternative A Alternative B
3-18 mo DTP DTP DT or Td DTP DT or Td DTP
(infancy) (3 doses) (3 doses) (2 doses) (3 doses) (2 doses) (3 doses)
18-36 mob DTP DTP DT or Td DTP DT or Td DTP
6 yr DTP Td Td
9 yr Td
11-12 yr Td Td d
16 yr Td (after 1983) Td Td

aAntigenic content of Russian-manufactured vaccine: DTP = 15 lf units diphtheria toxoid per dose; DT = 30 lf units diphtheria toxoid per dose; Td = 5 lf units diphtheria toxoid per dose;
d = 5 lf units diphtheria toxoid per dose.
bTo be given 12-18 months after last infancy dose.

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