Adults who want to reduce their likelihood of becoming ill with pertussis are recommended to receive pertussis-containing vaccine
Vaccination with dTpa is recommended for any adult who wants to reduce their likelihood of becoming ill with pertussis.
If protection against pertussis is needed as soon as possible, adults can receive 1 dose of dTpa vaccine at least 4 weeks after a dose of dT (diphtheria-tetanus) vaccine. Studies indicate that short intervals between doses are not associated with increased injection site reactions.10-13
See Catch-up vaccination for more details.
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
- diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/recommendations/adults-who-want-to-reduce-their-likelihood-of-becoming-ill-with-pertussis-are.