Pertussis (Tdap)

You must satisfy the 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, DTP, 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.