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 Tdap Vaccine
Questions and answers regarding the use of Tdap vaccine
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine
Information for health professionals on Tdap vaccine.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis VISs
CDC vaccine fact sheet in multiple languages.
- Immunization Schedules for Health Professionals
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.
- Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine (Td) Side Effects
CDC lists common, uncommon and very rare side effects to the Td vaccine.
- Td/Tdap ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
Comprehensive and vaccine-specific recommendations by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- 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? (PDF)
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.
- Pediarix Package Insert (PDF)
From GlaxoSmithKline: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, hepatitis B (recombinant) and inactivated poliovirus vaccine combined. Attention: non-MDH link
- Infanrix Package Insert (PDF)
From GlaxoSmithKline: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed.
- Daptacel Package Insert (PDF)
From Aventis: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed.
- 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.