Before administering the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, the nurse should inform the patient's parents that which of the following reactions may develop?


•Following immunization of DTaP, slight fever and pain at the injection site are possible. The nurse should instruct the mother to give acetaminophen.

•Artificially acquired, active immunity results from the use of ingested or injected vaccines, medically altered substances which stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies.

•A rash may be seen 7 to 10 days after the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

•Redness and swelling at the injection site may occur immediately, but should resolve in a few hours.

•Symptoms of a respiratory infection are not associated with the DTaP vaccine.

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