The best way to prevent tetanus is to be vaccinated. There are several combination vaccines used to prevent tetanus: diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine, and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
- Tetanus (Lockjaw)
Fact sheet with general information about tetanus, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
- Tetanus Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
CDC Vaccine Information Statement posted by the Immunization Action Coalition; includes a description of the disease, who should get the vaccine and when, who should not be vaccinated, and potential side effects.
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