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when should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tdap: Adolescents and adults needing a tetanus booster should get the tdap. Some age limits apply. If the person already got a tdap less than 10 years ago, was an adult at that time, and is now getting another tetanus vaccine, he can get the td, without pertussis protection. Future recommendations regarding td and tdap may change.
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Every 10 years: Tetanus prophylaxis (/vaccination) is recommended every 10 years. It is common for adults to be given tdap currently due to waning protection from pertussis and increase in cases.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Tdap if not had: Tdap if they have not had tdap in past s tdap is only gIven once and then every 10 years boostr TD If they had tdap in past then td will be ok
Answered on Apr 7, 2015

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