VACCINES-DURATION OF PROTECTION

WHEN DO YOU NEED A BOOSTER?

Immunization

Length of Protection

Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td)

10 Years

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

10 Years

Hepatitis A Series

15 Years

Hepatitis B Series

Probably for life

Immune Globulin

3 months

Influenza

6 months

Japanese Encephalitis

3 years

Measles/Mumps

Life (if 2 doses were given)

Meningococcus

3-5 years

Pneumococcal pneumonia

Life

Polio (IPV)

1 adult booster=life

Rabies Series

2 years

Rubella

Life

Typhoid (Typhim Vi) injectable

2 years

Typhoid (Vivotif) oral

5 years

Varicella virus/shingles (Varivax)

Unknown

Yellow Fever

10 Years