The TDaP vaccine protects preteens and adults against three serious bacterial infections: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (or whooping cough). Tetanus and diphtheria are rare in the United States today, but whooping cough continues to spread.
Tdap protects adults from whooping cough, which helps to protect infants who are too young to be vaccinated against whooping cough and could catch the disease from adults around them. Parents, siblings, and grandparents are often the source of whooping cough in infants.
A TDaP booster is usually given every 10 years with a single injection in the upper arm.
TDaP is different than the DTaP vaccine, which is given to infants and children in 5 doses starting at 2 months of age.
A Note from Northwest Pharmacy
Prior to vaccines being administered, we require you to complete our Vaccination Consent Form. You can fill this form out at the pharmacy or, to save time, you can print the form, fill it out at home and bring it in with you.
If you choose to download and sign our Vaccination Consent Form – you agree to review the current Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for the intended vaccine and understand the benefits/risk of intended vaccine before signing. Our pharmacists will gladly answer any questions you have when you come in for your vaccination.
View Current VISs for vaccines offered by Northwest Pharmacy HERE