Adults who need a tetanus-containing vaccine are recommended to receive dTpa vaccine rather than dT vaccine
Adults of any age who need a tetanus-containing vaccine can have dTpa vaccine rather than dT vaccine. This is especially important if they have not previously had a dTpa dose in adulthood.14 This includes people at 50 years of age who are recommended to receive a tetanus booster (see Tetanus and Diphtheria).
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
- diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
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