The Tdap vaccine boosts the protection children receive as babies, against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (or pertussis). Following the full course of immunisations, protection is expected to last at least 20 years against tetanus. Protection against whooping cough wanes after five years. The Tdap vaccine is given as one injection.
Find out more:
• Year 7 Immunisation video - Protection against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough
• Parent Consent form - For Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (BOOSTRIX™ Vaccine)
• After Your School Immunisation