Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine

Adult travellers should be adequately protected against tetanus before departure, particularly if their risk of sustaining tetanus-prone wounds is high or there could be delays in accessing health services where they can receive tetanus toxoid boosters safely if required. We can use this opportunity to also boost your immunity status against pertussis (whooping cough) by using a dTpa vaccine.

Before departure, adults should receive a booster dose of diptheria and tetanus (dT), if more than 10 years have elapsed since the last dose, or dTpa if not given previously. For high-risk trips, consider a booster of either dTpa or dT if more than 5 years have elapsed.

 

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