• Diphtheria
  • Tdap for Adolescents & Adults
  • Pertussis
  • Tdap for Adolescents & Adults
  • Tetanus
  • Tdap for Adolescents & Adults

We have a 16-year-old patient who received tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine in the emergency room after a nail puncture a year ago. He has never had a tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Can we give him a Tdap vaccine now?

Yes. There is no need to observe any minimum interval between doses of Td and Tdap except when administered as part of a catch-up primary series of tetanus vaccine.

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

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