This page lists a feature story graphic, podcasts, print materials, and videos related to tetanus (Clostridium tetani).
People of All Ages Need Tetanus Vaccinesimage icon (in Spanishimage icon)
This graphic highlights CDC’s tetanus vaccination recommendations for young children, preteens, and adults.
Preventing Tetanus after a Disaster
When cleaning up after a disaster, be careful of cuts and wounds. To prevent infection, including tetanus, clean all cuts and wounds with soap and clean water, use antibiotic ointment, and cover…
Preteen and Teen Podcasts
Although most vaccinations are given early in childhood, teenagers have immunization needs as well.
Adult Immunizations [3:59 minutes, Date Released: 8/13/2010]
The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection.
Get The Picture: Childhood Immunizations [6:27 minutes, Date Released: 4/13/2009]
After talking with parents across the country, CDC put together this short video to help answer the tough questions that real moms had about childhood immunizations. Understanding the importance of vaccines is crucial for you to protect your children’s health.
Preteen and Teen Videos
These fun ads, in English and Spanish, remind you that shots aren’t just for babies—preteens and teens need vaccines, too.
Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens: Information for Parents
Printed size: 8-1/2″x 11″
This fact sheet answers general questions about the booster shot that protects preteens and teens from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).