Scientific article

Vaccinologie : nouvelles recommandations pour les rappels tétanos, diphtérie et coqueluche chez l'adulte

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 324, p. 125-128
Publication date2012

Pertussis remains frequent in Switzerland (4000 yearly cases), where 80% of infants are infected by their family. To better protect parents and infants, a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) booster is thus recommended at 25 years (catch-up 26-29 years), and to adults of any age in personal or professional contacts with infants < or = 6 months. In contrast, diphtheria-tetanus boosters may be spaced every 20 years (dTpa at 25, dT at 45 and 65 years), avoiding useless immunizations. A 10-year interval remains recommended after the age of 65. The Swiss immunization plan thus adapts to recent evidence, to the risk of pushing the habits! Fortunately, a Swiss electronic immunization record allowing a vaccine check (www.myvaccines.ch) is now available for free to both the public and the professio-

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diphtheria/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & control
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine/administration & dosage
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Immunization, Secondary/methods/standards
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Tetanus/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & control
  • Tetanus Toxoid/administration & dosage
  • Whooping Cough/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & control
Citation (ISO format)
SIEGRIST, Claire-Anne. Vaccinologie : nouvelles recommandations pour les rappels tétanos, diphtérie et coqueluche chez l’adulte. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 324, p. 125–128.
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