You must satisfy the Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap) requirement by vaccine.
- One dose of the Tdap vaccine on or after your 7th birthday.
- Common brand names in the United States include Boostrix and Adacel.
- Td, DPT, and dTap do not fulfill this requirement; if you only have these vaccines, you will still be required to get a Tdap vaccine.
- Note: Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids with acellular pertussis vaccine are given to adolescents and adults, usually as a single dose; the exception is pregnant women who should receive Tdap during each pregnancy.