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Tetanus

Information about tetanus disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

Page history

Last updated: 
27 September 2021
Last reviewed: 
27 September 2021
8 March 2022

Changes to 'Precautions'

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20 September 2019

Guidance under Co-administration with other vaccines updated.

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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
IU
international units
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WA
Western Australia
WHO
World Health Organization
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate