DTaP/DTP/Td/Tdap Vaccine Information for Health Professionals
- 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.
- Answers to Common Questions About
Questions and answers regarding the use of Tdap vaccine
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
Information for health professionals on Tdap vaccine.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus,
and Pertussis VISs
CDC vaccine fact sheet in multiple languages. Attention: non-MDH link
- Immunization Schedules for
Provider charts showing when immunizations should be given, including exceptions and catch-up schedules.
- Pertussis Information for Health Professionals
Information on pertussis for health professionals, including clinical information and treatment of cases and contacts.
- 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
Recommendations for Adolescents
Comprehensive and vaccine-specific recommendations by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). Attention: Non-MDH link
- Summary Guide to Tetanus Prophylaxis
in Routine Wound Management
A guide to assessing wounds for possible tetanus prophylaxis.
- Got Your Shots? A Provider’s Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota
Guide designed to help immunization providers make sure patients are properly immunized and vaccine is stored correctly.
- Check Your Vials: Is it Tdap,
DTaP, or Td?
One-page professional-education sheet intended to reduce confusion about similar-looking vials of Tdap, DTaP, and Td vaccines. Developed by the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Health Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
Package Insert (PDF: 281KB/27 pages)
From GlaxoSmithKline: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, hepatitis B (recombinant) and inactivated poliovirus vaccine combined. Attention: non-MDH link
Package Insert (PDF: 247KB/23 pages)
From GlaxoSmithKline: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed. Attention: non-MDH link
Package Insert (PDF: 119KB/7 pages)
From Aventis: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed. Attention: non-MDH link
- Vaccine Safety
CDC's Immunization Safety Office identifies possible vaccine side effects and conducts studies to determine whether a health problem is caused by a specific vaccine. Attention: Non-MDH link