About the diphtheria vaccine
- The diphtheria vaccine is combined with several other vaccines, such as, Tetanus-Diphtheria-acellular Pertussis (Tdap), Tetanus Diphtheria Adsorbed (Td), Diphtheria - Tetanus- Acellular Pertussis - Hepatitis B- Polio- Haemophilus Influenza Type b Adsorbed (DTap-HB-IPV-Hib).
- It is included as part of the routine infant and children’s immunization schedule, usually as a 3 dose series.
- In combination with other vaccines, diphtheria vaccines require a booster to remind your immune system how to fight against diphtheria.
- As an adult, you need a Td booster shot every 10 years to remain protected against tetanus and diphtheria. These boosters keep the vaccines you received as a child working.