At what age do you need the tetanus vaccine and how often do you need boosters?
Tetanus vaccine is given at:
- 2, 4 and 6 months of age
- booster dose at 4 years, between 15-17 years and at 50 years (adults who haven’t had a booster in the last 10 years, should at one at 50 years)
- individuals who received a primary course of 3 doses as adults should receive a booster dose at 10 and 20 years after the primary course.
Sources & Citations
- Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Tetanus. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/tetanus (accessed 15 April 2018).
- New South Wales Government Health. Questions and answers about changes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Available at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/tetanus.aspx (accessed 15 April 2018).