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How do preteens and teen benefit from Tdap vaccine?

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Tdap protects children from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Doctors usually give kids this vaccine when they're age 11-12 if they've already had the DTP/DTaP vaccination series, and never got a Td booster.

From: Vaccines for Preteens and Teens WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC National Immunization Program.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

CDC National Immunization Program.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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