Boostrix Vaccine Information
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boostrix® (Tdap vaccine) to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. It should only be given to people between the ages of 10 and 63. The vaccine works by tricking the body into thinking it has been exposed to these diseases, thereby stimulating the production of antibodies against them.
Although this is a relatively safe vaccine, information on possible side effects of Boostrix should be reviewed with your or your child's healthcare provider. For example, it's helpful to know that headaches, fatigue, and swelling are among the possible side effects.
(Click Boostrix for more information on this vaccine, including when and how it is administered, whether a generic version is available, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)