All healthcare workers are recommended to receive dTpa vaccine every 10 years because of the significant risk of transmitting pertussis to vulnerable patients.23-26

See Recommended vaccines for people at increased risk of certain occupationally acquired vaccine-preventable diseases in Vaccination for people at occupational risk.

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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