Every adult should get the Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years. In addition, women should get the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.
almost all cases of tetanus occur in people who have never been immunized or who have not had a tetanus booster shot within the preceding 10 years? What happens when someone gets tetanus? Tetanus causes “lockjaw” and spasms or paralysis of other muscles in the body. Up to two in 10 people who get tetanus will die from it.
The Comanche County Health Department provides adult immunizations to insured and non-insured individuals. Based on federal grants, age restrictions, insurance, sliding scale fees, etc., charges may be applied. Please call us at (580) 248-5890 with questions. The following adult immunizations are available: Flu.
Oct 19, 2007 · The CDC has updated its adult vaccination schedule to recommend the herpes zoster vaccine (shingles vaccine) for everyone 60 and older.Author: Miranda Hitti.