People who may be exposed to diphtheria in their jobs are recommended to receive a dose of either dT or dTpa vaccine if their last dose of diphtheria-containing vaccine was more than 10 years ago
Laboratory workers who may be exposed to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in their jobs are recommended to have a serology test for diphtheria antibodies every 10 years. They should receive a booster dose of either dTpa or dT if the diphtheria antitoxin level is <0.1 IU per mL.
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
- diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
- international units
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