- Children should get 5 doses of the DTaP vaccine before age 7.
- These are usually given at 2, 4, 6, and 15-18 months of age and 4 - 6 years of age.
- The 4th dose may be given as early as 12 months of age.
- Tdap should be given to children at 11-12 years of age.
- Adults should get a booster every 10 years. The next booster should be Tdap.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus,
and Pertussis VISs
CDC vaccine fact sheet in multiple languages. Attention: non-MDH link
- Immunization Schedules
Find out when kids and adults should get each immunization.
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines (DTaP) Side Effects
CDC lists common, uncommon, and very rare side effects to the DTaP vaccine. Attention: non-MDH link
and Diphtheria Vaccine (Td) Side Effects
CDC lists common, uncommon and very rare side effects to the Td vaccine. Attention: non-MDH link
- Tdap Vaccine:
Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine
Information on Tdap vaccine from the CDC. Attention: non-MDH link
- Parent's Guide to Childhod Immunizations
CDC booklet introducing parents to the 13 childhood diseases and the 9 vaccines that can protect children from them, including diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine. Attention: non-MDH link