Vaccine Info

Boostrix Tetanus Vaccine

Description

Boostrix active ingredients are non-infectious substances from tetanus, diphtheria bacteria and purified proteins of pertussis bacteria. The inactive ingredients in the vaccine are aluminium hydroxide, aluminium phosphate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride (salt), glycine and water.

Indication

Boostrix is a vaccine indicated for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

Dosage

Boostrix is administered as an intramuscular injection into the upper arm muscle. 

Boostrix is approved for use as a single dose in individuals 10 years of age and older. 

The dose of Boostrix is 0.5mL. 

Boostrix is generally given whenever a booster dose of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine is required and where a booster for pertussis is desired.

It may also be given in the case of a tetanus-prone injury where a booster for diphtheria and pertussis is also required, provided no previous dose of tetanus vaccine was given within five years previously.

Updated
July 14th, 2019