There are several combination vaccines used to prevent diphtheria: diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus (DT) for children younger than seven years of age and tetanus-diphtheria (Td) and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) for older children and adults.
- Diphtheria Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
CDC Vaccine Information Statement; includes a description of the disease, who should get the vaccine and when, who should not be vaccinated, and potential side effects. Attention: Non-MDH links
DTaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know Td/Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine: What You Need to Know