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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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