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Tdap Vaccine
Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccines

At a glance: On June 30, 2005 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend the routine use of Tdap vaccines in adolescents aged 11–18 years in place of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccines.

On October 26, 2005 the ACIP voted to recommend routine use of a single dose of Tdap for adults 19-64 years of age to replace the next booster dose of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine (Td). The ACIP also recommended Tdap for adults who have close contact with infants <12 months of age.

On December 15, 2006 the MMWR published the ACIP recommendations.

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