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
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.