TDap Recommendations for Health Care Providers

Effective Nov. 1, 2017, Occupational Health will begin accepting receipt of a single Tdap – regardless of age when the vaccine was administered – as meeting the requirement for pertussis immunization. As with all other vaccines, written documentation of vaccine receipt is required.

This change is based on new wording that will be present in Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved footnotes for the 2018 Adult Immunization Schedule.

  • Td vaccine is recommended every 10 years but not required. OHS will provide Td boosters if needed to health care personnel with a dirty injury (as with a soiled instrument, for example) if they have not had a Td within the last 10 years.
  • If you have questions, please contact Occupation Health Services at 984-974-4480.
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