Facts about Tetanus for Adults – National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - adult tetanus shots

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Tetanus Vaccination | CDC adult tetanus shots


A combination booster vaccine, called Tdap, protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tdap should be given to all adults once in.

CDC recommends tetanus vaccination for all babies and children, preteens and teens, and adults. Talk with your or your child's healthcare professional if you.

Learn why adults should receive the Tdap and Td vaccines, which prevent diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

You should not get a Tdap vaccine if you have had a severe allergic.

For adults, tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years.