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Tetanus Vaccination

Tetanus vaccines are recommended throughout your life. There are four kinds of vaccines used to protect against tetanus, all of which are combined with vaccines for other diseases:

  • Diphtheria and tetanus (DT) vaccines
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (DTaP) vaccines
  • Tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccines
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccines

Tetanus vaccination is recommended for all babies, children, teens, and adults. DTaP and DT are given to children younger than 7 years old, while Tdap and Td are given to older children and adults.

For Those Getting Vaccinated


Clinical Information


Vaccination Coverage

The National Immunization Survey (NIS) is a large, on-going survey of immunization coverage among U.S. pre-school children (19 through 35 months old). In conjunction with the NIS, CDC also conducts the NIS-Teen (13 through 17 years old) and the NIS-Adult.


School Mandates

Tdap booster requirements for secondary schools

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