Tetanus Vaccine

Adacel
Boostrix

Type:

toxoid/acellular antigen

Pregnancy risk:

none

Breastfeeding risk:

none

Recommended for:

All travelers who have not had a booster in 10 years

Contraindications:

Allergy to previous dose
Encephalopathy following previous dose
Current  moderate-severe illness
Ongoing progressive neurologic disease

Side-effects:

Pain at injection site
Mild flu like symptoms

Dosing:

Amount:0.5 ml (cc)
Route: intramuscular injection
Number of doses: single dose for booster
Schedule: Booster dose every ten years

Timing:

Anytime before trip

Can take with other vaccines and antibiotics

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