The Tdap vaccine protects those who receive it against three different diseases: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (or whooping cough). Diptheria and pertussis are spread from person to person, while tetanus enters the body through wounds or scratches.
The Tdap vaccine is recommended as one of the childhood vaccinations and for every 10 years thereafter. It is especially important for those who come in close contact with infants or toddlers to receive the vaccination, including new mothers. It may also be given at the same time as any other vaccinations.
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