Adults aged ≥65 years are recommended to receive a dTpa dose if they have not had one in the past 10 years.15,16 This is because pertussis is associated with increased morbidity in older people.15

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Last updated: 
4 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
4 June 2018

Definitions

dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation