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

Someone in our clinic gave DTaP to a 50-year-old instead of Tdap. How should this be handled?

The DTaP recipient received the appropriate amount of tetanus toxoid and MORE diphtheria toxoid and pertussis antigen than is recommended. Count the dose as Tdap, but take measures to prevent this error in the future. The patient does not need a repeat dose of Tdap.

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

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