What booster vaccinations do teenagers need?
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) includes a booster injection for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough), as a single combined dose for teenagers aged 10-15 years.
Diphtheria is a severe inflammation of nose, throat and windpipe caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Sources & Citations
- Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at https://beta.health.gov.au/topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule (accessed 19 April 2018).
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