THE FALL‐OFF IN SERUM CONCENTRATION OF TETANUS ANTITOXIN AFTER PRIMARY AND BOOSTER VACCINATION

O. Simonsen*, J. H. Badsber, K. Kjeldsen, B. MØLler‐Madsen, I. Heron

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    In 196 randomly selected persons with documented complete primary vaccination against tetanus 12–30 years earlier, antitoxin concentration in serum relative to time since last vaccination was studied. In the group of non‐revaccinated persons an exponential decrease in antitoxin concentration with time since primary vaccination was found. 25–30 years after primary vaccination, 28% were unprotected (antitoxin concentration in serum below 0.01 IU/ml). In the group that received a single revaccination earlier, a similar exponential fall in antitoxin concentration was found, but all those revaccinated up to 23 years earlier were still protected. 82 persons who had not been revaccinated earlier were revaccinated. All those revaccinated less than 20 years after primary vaccination attained very high antitoxin concentrations (above 6 IU/ml) corresponding to a duration of immunity of at least 20 years. It was suggested that a revaccination program consisting of a single revaccination in childhood and thereafter every 20 years is sufficient to maintain immunity. 1986 Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)77-82
    Antal sider6
    TidsskriftActa Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Series C: Immunology
    Vol/bind94 C
    Udgave nummer1-6
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - nov. 1986

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