What is tetanus? Tetanus, commonly called lockjaw, is caused by a bacterial toxin, or poison, that affects the nervous system. It enters the body through a cut or.
Tetanus is an infection caused by Clostridium tetani bacteria, which is also years old receive DTaP or DT, while older children and adults receive Tdap and Td.
Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tdap vaccination offers the best prevention against pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria. Tdap stands for tetanus and.