Tdap/Td vaccines : addressing common questions about Tdap/Td vaccination for adults
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Tdap/Td vaccines : addressing common questions about Tdap/Td vaccination for adults

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    What diseases do these vaccines protect against? Tdap vaccine helps protect adults from three diseases: • Tetanus (lockjaw): a serious bacterial disease that causes painful tightening of muscles that can stop muscles from working properly, including the muscles that control breathing • Diphtheria: a very contagious bacterial disease that affects the heart and respiratory system, including the lungs • Pertussis (whooping cough): another very contagious bacterial disease that can cause severe cough and breathing problems Td, a similar vaccine, provides protection from tetanus and diphtheria, but not whooping cough. For more information on this and other vaccines for adults, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults. CS HCVG15-ADU-127 01/12/2017 fs-tdap-hcp.pdf
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