In the United States, there are four kinds of vaccines used to prevent diphtheria: DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td. Each of these vaccines prevents diphtheria and tetanus; DTaP and Tdap also help prevent pertussis (whooping cough). Babies and children younger than 7 years old receive DTaP or DT, while older children and adults receive Tdap and Td.
What You Need to Know about Diphtheria Vaccines
- Who Should Get Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Whooping Cough Vaccines?
- Who Should Not Get These Vaccines?
- What Types of Vaccines Are There?
- How Well Do These Vaccines Work?
- What Are the Possible Side Effects?
- Where Can I Find These Vaccines?
- How Do I Pay for These Vaccines?