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
  • 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
  • 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. 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

Updated Monday, August 24, 2015 at 09:19AM