Facts about Tetanus for Adults – National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - adult tetnus shot

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Protect Your Family with Tetanus Vaccines | CDC adult tetnus shot


A combination booster vaccine, called Tdap, protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tdap should be given to all adults once in.

CDC recommends tetanus vaccination for all babies and children, preteens and teens, and adults. Talk with your or your child's healthcare professional if you.

The easiest thing for adults to do is to get Tdap instead of their next regular Td booster. However, people can get the dose of Tdap earlier than the year mark.

Learn why adults should receive the Tdap and Td vaccines, which prevent diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

For adults, tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years.