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A 23-year-old female asked:

Do you have to get a polio and dt vaccine again if you are traveling to usa, but i have been vaccinated as a baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: No vaccines are required for travel to the US . Td is not required but a good idea. All bacterial vaccines like Td need to be boosted evert 10 years or more to maintain immunity. With the newer use of the acellular Pertussis vaccine in adults, the TdaP is the most common form given now in the US. The old Pertussis was never given after 6 (side effects) leaving adults vulnerable.
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