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Td/IPV vaccine (3-in-1 teenage booster)

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The Td/IPV vaccine helps protect against 3 serious illnesses called tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

The Td/IPV vaccine is recommended for children in school year 9 and people at higher risk of tetanus, diphtheria or polio.

Most people can have the Td/IPV vaccine. You only need to avoid it if you've had a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine or an ingredient in it.

You can check the ingredients in the Td/IPV vaccine by asking to see the patient leaflet or searching for it online.

Children are given the Td/IPV vaccine at school. If you need it for travel, you can get it from some travel clinics, pharmacies or GP surgeries.

Common side effects of the Td/IPV vaccine include swelling or pain where the injection was given. Serious side effects are very rare.

Page last reviewed: 12/02/2024
Next review due: 12/02/2027