Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Dec 05, 2022

Drug Details

Generic Name:

Tdap vaccine (tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis antigen containing vaccine)

Common Brands:

Boostrix, Adacel


By prescription

Therapeutic Class:

Injectable vaccines 


Injectable vaccine


By injection into a muscle

Therapeutic Uses:

Prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough)

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Boostrix Drug Class

Boostrix (booh-stricks) is a pertussis, diphtheria, and tetanus toxoid containing vaccine.

Boostrix Age Range

Boostrix is approved for active booster immunization in adults and children 10 years of age and older.