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How long does diphtheria vaccination last for?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Usually a life time: The diptheria toxoid is very immunogenic so it's immunity lasts a lifetime. Diptheria is combined with tetanus and pertussis. The tetanus component needs to be given every 5-10 years.
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Boosters needed: The official recommendation is that one should receive a tetanus-diphtheria adult booster once every ten years to keep up immunity to both diseases.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2017
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