Vaccines aren't just for kids! As you age, protection from vaccines you received as a child can fade and you may be vulnerable to new diseases. Your adult immunization needs depend on your age, lifestyle, medical conditions, travel plans, and vaccination history.
ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 12 and older within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization for the particular vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines may be administered on the same day. See the COVID-19 Vaccine Product Information page for additional information about COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States.
DTaP contains diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccines for children age 6 weeks through 6 years. Pediatric DT contains diphtheria and tetanus without the pertussis components for children age 6 weeks through 6 years. "Adult" Td contains tetanus and a smaller amount of diphtheria than the pediatric version and is used for children age 7 years through adulthood. TdaP contains tetanus, a smaller amount of diphtheria than the pediatric version and is used for adolescents and adults. One brand is licensed for age 10 through 18 years and the second brand is licensed for age 11 through 64 years.
CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):
- Update your COVID-19 vaccine record in WAIIS: If the information on your COVID-19 vaccine record is incorrect or missing (including wrong dates, incorrect brand, or missing a dose), you may need to correct or update your immunization record in the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS). Contact your provider or submit a COVID-19 vaccine records update request.
- Access your family's immunization records anytime at MyIR.net
- What vaccines do you need? Answer a few questions to find out.
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