Updated Guidelines for Tdap Vaccine

Specific Recommendations include: 1.) A single dose of Tdap for everyone aged 19-64 years and also adolescents aged 11-18 years whom have completed the recommended DTP/DTaP vaccination series. 2.) Tdap should preferably be given to adolescents at their 11-12 preventative health care visit. 3.) Tdap can be given regardless of the time elapsed since the last vaccine containing tetanus toxoid or diphtheria toxoid. 4.) Tdap should be given to adults 65 and older who are or who anticipate being in close contact with an infant younger than 12 months. 5.) A single dose of Tdap shold be given to children aged 7-10 years who are not fully vaccinated against pertussis.