Last Updated: 11/18/2022
Tetanus Information For Health Professionals
Clinical features and epidemiology
- Tetanus Clinical Information
Information on tetanus for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment of cases and contacts.
- Summary Guide to Tetanus Prophylaxis in Routine Wound Management
A guide to assessing wounds for possible tetanus prophylaxis.
- CDC Tetanus: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Tetanus chapter in the CDC's Pink Book on vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Images of Diseases: Tetanus
The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease. Warning: Graphic medical images.
- Reporting Tetanus
All cases of tetanus must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.
Vaccine Product Information and VIS
|Generic name||Manufacturer||Prescribing information||VIS|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)||Sanofi Pasteur||DAPTACEL||DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) VIS|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio vaccine (DTaP-IPV)||GlaxoSmithKline||Kinrix||CDC: Your Child's First Vaccines (VIS for multiple vaccines)|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis; inactivated polio; and hepatitis B
|Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)||GlaxoSmithKline||Boostrix||CDC: Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) VIS|
- CDC: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccine Recommendations
Summary of vaccination recommendations from CDC.
- 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.
- Ask the Experts: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
Experts from the CDC answer challenging questions about vaccines and their administration.
ACIP recommendations and MMWR reports
- CDC: DTaP/Tdap/Td ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).