Why do we need to be vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus?

The US government has announced it will allow the public to be tested for the deadly diseases, with vaccinations being mandatory for all children and adults over the age of 18.

In a statement issued on Friday, the National Institutes of Health said it had “considered the request from the State Department, and concluded that the vaccine is safe and effective for all persons under age 18”.

The US government will not be providing vaccine exemptions to individuals under age 20, it added.

The new vaccine will also be administered to the entire US population by mid-March, with the first dose administered in March 2019.

A total of 6,933 people have been infected with diphritia, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) in the US since the start of the pandemic, the CDC says.

The vaccine is expected to prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the next decade, and save more than $1.7 billion per year in healthcare costs.

The US has been hit hard by the pandemics, with more than 500 deaths reported this week.

In addition to the new vaccines, the US has also announced it is deploying a total of 2,100 new personnel to combat the pandemerics, including 3,000 US Army soldiers and police officers.

The pandemic is believed to be responsible for an estimated 875,000 direct deaths in South Asia alone.