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CHILDREN AGED TEN YEARS AND OVER AND ADULTS
3 doses of vaccine (usually as diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated polio, HIb and Hep B) at 2,3 and 4 months of age
3 doses of vaccine each one month apart
Diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated polio (Td/IPV) is the vaccine recommended for all individuals aged ten years and over (2)
If the primary course is interrupted it should be resumed but not repeated, allowing an interval of one month between the remaining doses.
at least 3 years after the primary course (normally between three and a half years and five years of age), usually pre-school entry (as diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated polio)
When primary vaccination has been delayed, this first booster dose may be given at the scheduled visit provided it is one year since the third primary dose. This will re-establish the child on the routine schedule.
DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV should be used in this age group. Td/IPV should not be used routinely for this purpose in this age group because it has been shown not to give equivalent diphtheria antitoxin response when compared with other recommended preparations (2)
Individuals aged ten years and over who have only had three doses of a tetanus-containing vaccine with the last dose at least five years ago, should receive the first tetanus booster combined with diphtheria and polio vaccines (Td/IPV) (2)
aged 13-18 years before leaving school (as diphtheria, tetanus, and inactivated oral polio vaccine -Td/IPV)
The second booster dose of Td/IPV should be given to all individuals ideally ten years after the first booster dose.
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Check the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) before prescribing/administering a vaccine.