This page lists a feature story graphic, podcasts, print materials, and videos related to tetanus (Clostridium tetani).


Tetanus vaccines for DTaP, Tdap, and Td.

People of All Ages Need Tetanus Vaccines (in Spanish)
This graphic highlights CDC’s tetanus vaccination recommendations for young children, preteens, and adults.


Washing hands

Preventing Tetanus after a Disaster
When cleaning up after a disaster, be careful of cuts and wounds. Prevent infections, including tetanus, by following three important steps.

CDC radio

Preteen and Teen Podcasts
Although most vaccinations are given early in childhood, teenagers have immunization needs as well.


Adult Immunizations

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.

Preteen and teen video

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.

Print Materials

Tdap Vaccine for parents and teens

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).