Is there a Td vaccine?

What is the Td vaccine called?

Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Td is a booster vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria. It does not protect against pertussis.

Is Td vaccine the same as Tdap?

Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). Td vaccine protects against tetanus and diphtheria.

What is the difference between Td and Td vaccine?

There are three main differences between DTaP and Tdap: DTap is a combination vaccine used to provide immunity against 3 serious diseases (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) whereas Tdap is used to boost immunity against the same 3 diseases. Tdap contains a lower dose of vaccine than DTaP.

What age is Td vaccine given?

Td is only for children 7 years and older, adolescents, and adults. Td is usually given as a booster dose every 10 years, but it can also be given earlier after a severe and dirty wound or burn.

How long is Td shot good for?

Studies estimate that diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines protect nearly all people (95 in 100) for approximately 10 years. Protection decreases over time, so adults need to get a Td or Tdap booster shot every 10 years to stay protected.

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What is the age limit for Tdap?

CDC routinely recommends Tdap as a single dose for those 11 through 18 years of age with preferred administration at 11 through 12 years of age. If an adolescent was not fully vaccinated (see note 1) as a child, check the ACIP recommendations and catch-up schedule to determine what’s indicated.

How often do adults need Tdap?

Every adult should get a Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) or Tdap booster shot every 10 years. In addition, women should get the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.

Do I need Tdap if I had Td?

Yes. All adolescents should receive one dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis, even if they have already received Td.

How often do you need a Td booster?

ALL adults who did not get Tdap vaccine as an adolescent should get one dose of this vaccine. Once they have had this dose, a Td or Tdap booster shot should be given every 10 years.